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October 3, 2016 12:42 PM
Oilers' Mark Fraser: On waiver wire
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Fraser was placed on waivers by the Oilers on Monday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Fraser spent the entire 2015-16 campaign in the minors and looks to be on the same trajectory for the upcoming season. Selected in the third round of the 2005 NHL Draft by New Jersey, the blueliner notched just seven points last year, but added 136 PIM, nearly doubling his career total. Even if he gets the occasional call-up, the 30-year-old will likely go unnoticed by most fantasy owners.

September 28, 2015 05:40 PM
Inks One-Year Deal With Senators
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Fraser signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Monday.As expected, Fraser inked the deal shortly after he was released from his professional tryout with the Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old stay-at-home defender will likely split time between the NHL and AHL in 2015-16.

September 28, 2015 02:10 PM
Leafs Release Fraser, Will Sign With Sens
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Fraser has been released by his professional tryout with the Maple Leafs, reports TSN.ca. He is expected to sign with the Senators.Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun indicates his deal is worth $800,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL. He's a stay-at-home crease clearer who won't have a lot of value in the fantasy arena.

June 1, 2015 03:49 PM
Fraser was credited with an assist, four hits, and four blocked shots in Tuesday's win over the Predators.The improved play of Eric Gelinas has cost Fraser a regular lineup spot in recent weeks, but he's at least been able to draw back in for the last three games. He's not been totally useless during that time with nine PIM and eight hits in addition to the assist, but the general lack of offensive production throughout his career puts a definite ceiling on his fantasy value.
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Fraser was credited with an assist, four hits, and four blocked shots in Tuesday's win over the Predators.The improved play of Eric Gelinas has cost Fraser a regular lineup spot in recent weeks, but he's at least been able to draw back in for the last three games. He's not been totally useless during that time with nine PIM and eight hits in addition to the assist, but the general lack of offensive production throughout his career puts a definite ceiling on his fantasy value.

June 1, 2015 04:38 PM
Fraser skated on the Devils' third defensive pair during warm ups, and appears likely to play Friday against the Ducks, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.While it looks like Fraser will play, his presence won't mean much to fantasy owners. The 28-year-old defenseman has only tallied one assist through five games with New Jersey this season.
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Fraser skated on the Devils' third defensive pair during warm ups, and appears likely to play Friday against the Ducks, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.While it looks like Fraser will play, his presence won't mean much to fantasy owners. The 28-year-old defenseman has only tallied one assist through five games with New Jersey this season.

June 1, 2015 04:40 PM
Fraser missed Thursday's practice with a suspected hand injury, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.Fraser appeared to take a slash to the hand in Wednesday's victory over the Kings. It's possible the Devils just wanted to give him a maintenance day, so his status for Friday's game against the Ducks likely won't be known until the Devils hold their gameday skate.
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Fraser missed Thursday's practice with a suspected hand injury, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.Fraser appeared to take a slash to the hand in Wednesday's victory over the Kings. It's possible the Devils just wanted to give him a maintenance day, so his status for Friday's game against the Ducks likely won't be known until the Devils hold their gameday skate.

June 1, 2015 04:52 PM
Fraser was recalled from AHL Albany on Saturday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.With Eric Gelinas (illness) and Peter Harrold (face) unavailable for Saturday's game against the Flyers, Fraser is expected to enter the lineup for his Devils debut. Though he produced a modest three points in 18 games for Albany, he was the only player on the AHL squad with any experience at the NHL level, which likely influenced the Devils' decision to bring him aboard.
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Fraser was recalled from AHL Albany on Saturday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.With Eric Gelinas (illness) and Peter Harrold (face) unavailable for Saturday's game against the Flyers, Fraser is expected to enter the lineup for his Devils debut. Though he produced a modest three points in 18 games for Albany, he was the only player on the AHL squad with any experience at the NHL level, which likely influenced the Devils' decision to bring him aboard.

June 2, 2015 04:42 AM
Fraser signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Thursday and was re-added to AHL Albany's roster, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.Fraser had previously been on an AHL-only deal, so the new contract will allow him to report to the Devils should the team require a call-up on the blue line. He was placed on waivers earlier in the day to facilitate the transaction, and predictably went unclaimed.
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Fraser signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Thursday and was re-added to AHL Albany's roster, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.Fraser had previously been on an AHL-only deal, so the new contract will allow him to report to the Devils should the team require a call-up on the blue line. He was placed on waivers earlier in the day to facilitate the transaction, and predictably went unclaimed.

June 2, 2015 04:42 AM
Fraser was placed on waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.Fraser signed with the Devils on a two-way deal in the offseason, but he has spent the entire season with the team's AHL affiliate in Albany. His placement on waivers could be for the purpose of releasing him, as the defenseman may prefer to pursue another opportunity at this time.
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Fraser was placed on waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.Fraser signed with the Devils on a two-way deal in the offseason, but he has spent the entire season with the team's AHL affiliate in Albany. His placement on waivers could be for the purpose of releasing him, as the defenseman may prefer to pursue another opportunity at this time.

June 1, 2015 10:03 PM
Fraser (groin) will not play Friday.Fraser came away with a goal in Thursday's loss to the Blues, but also seems to have sustained an injury during the course of action. He'll be replaced by Philip Larsen on defense Friday.
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Fraser (groin) will not play Friday.Fraser came away with a goal in Thursday's loss to the Blues, but also seems to have sustained an injury during the course of action. He'll be replaced by Philip Larsen on defense Friday.

June 1, 2015 10:51 PM
The Maple Leafs traded Fraser to the Oilers on Friday in exchange for Cam Abner and Teemu Hartikainen, TSN's Darren Dreger.Fraser played in just one game for the Maple Leafs after Dec. 17, but the Oilers were willing to bring him and give him a fresh start. Fraser won't be counted on for a major role, but he will provide some size and added depth on the Oilers' blue line.
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The Maple Leafs traded Fraser to the Oilers on Friday in exchange for Cam Abner and Teemu Hartikainen, TSN's Darren Dreger.Fraser played in just one game for the Maple Leafs after Dec. 17, but the Oilers were willing to bring him and give him a fresh start. Fraser won't be counted on for a major role, but he will provide some size and added depth on the Oilers' blue line.

June 1, 2015 10:57 PM
Fraser has been a healthy scratch for all of the Leafs' games except for one since Dec. 17.Fraser was a stalwart on the Leafs' D last year and his absence during Game 7 against the Bruins is often noted as a key factor to the team's loss in that game. But he has struggled with chronic injuries this season and his foot speed has been below NHL caliber. Expect him to remain on the sidelines as the Leafs seem to like their current top six.
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Fraser has been a healthy scratch for all of the Leafs' games except for one since Dec. 17.Fraser was a stalwart on the Leafs' D last year and his absence during Game 7 against the Bruins is often noted as a key factor to the team's loss in that game. But he has struggled with chronic injuries this season and his foot speed has been below NHL caliber. Expect him to remain on the sidelines as the Leafs seem to like their current top six.

June 2, 2015 03:59 PM
Fraser will not play Thursday against the Coyotes, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.Fraser will be replaced in the lineup by John-Michael Liles, as the Leafs get set to host Phoenix. There's no indication that Fraser is injured, so for now it's safest to assume that he's just a healthy scratch.
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Fraser will not play Thursday against the Coyotes, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.Fraser will be replaced in the lineup by John-Michael Liles, as the Leafs get set to host Phoenix. There's no indication that Fraser is injured, so for now it's safest to assume that he's just a healthy scratch.

June 2, 2015 04:38 PM
Fraser (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, Davis Alter of SPortsNet 590 reports.Fraser has been out since injuring his knee during Monday's game against the Sabres. He is expected to suit up for the game against the Capitals with Morgan Rielly heading to the bench.
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Fraser (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, Davis Alter of SPortsNet 590 reports.Fraser has been out since injuring his knee during Monday's game against the Sabres. He is expected to suit up for the game against the Capitals with Morgan Rielly heading to the bench.

June 2, 2015 04:41 PM
Fraser (knee) will not play Thursday vs. the Predators, TSN.ca reports.Fraser was at least able to practice Wednesday, so it seems like he should't miss too many games beyond Thursday's contest. He'll be replaced by Morgan Rielly on Thursday.
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Fraser (knee) will not play Thursday vs. the Predators, TSN.ca reports.Fraser was at least able to practice Wednesday, so it seems like he should't miss too many games beyond Thursday's contest. He'll be replaced by Morgan Rielly on Thursday.

June 2, 2015 04:43 PM
Fraser (lower body) practiced Wednesday, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.Fraser left Monday's practice early, and was unable to suit up for Tuesday's game, but was back on the ice with his teammates Wednesday. Fraser has yet to crack the score sheet in seven games for the Leafs, but has spent 20 minutes in the box.
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Fraser (lower body) practiced Wednesday, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.Fraser left Monday's practice early, and was unable to suit up for Tuesday's game, but was back on the ice with his teammates Wednesday. Fraser has yet to crack the score sheet in seven games for the Leafs, but has spent 20 minutes in the box.

June 2, 2015 04:43 PM
Fraser (knee) skated prior to Wednesday's practice, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.Fraser was on the ice with former figure skater, and current Maple Leafs skating consultant, Barb Underhill. He didn't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, and it looks like he may miss Thursday's game against the Predators too. Keep an eye on his practice status as the week moves on.
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Fraser (knee) skated prior to Wednesday's practice, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.Fraser was on the ice with former figure skater, and current Maple Leafs skating consultant, Barb Underhill. He didn't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, and it looks like he may miss Thursday's game against the Predators too. Keep an eye on his practice status as the week moves on.

June 2, 2015 04:45 PM
Fraser (upper body) was at practice Monday after suffering an injury early in Saturday's win over Buffalo, but left after just five minutes on the ice, reports the Toronto Star.It's unlikely he'll be available Tuesday against the Isles. Keep him benched until you see his name in a box score.
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Fraser (upper body) was at practice Monday after suffering an injury early in Saturday's win over Buffalo, but left after just five minutes on the ice, reports the Toronto Star.It's unlikely he'll be available Tuesday against the Isles. Keep him benched until you see his name in a box score.

June 2, 2015 04:49 PM
Fraser left Saturday's game after just five shifts with a lower-body injury.He had missed most of the season with an MCL sprain, returning just a week ago. It's not known if the injury is related to the previous one or something entirely different.
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Fraser left Saturday's game after just five shifts with a lower-body injury.He had missed most of the season with an MCL sprain, returning just a week ago. It's not known if the injury is related to the previous one or something entirely different.

June 2, 2015 05:02 PM
Fraser (knee) will be activated from injured reserve and play Friday vs. the Devils, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.Fraser had been dealing with an MCL strain suffered in the second game of the season and has been on IR ever since. His return will give the Leafs some added depth on the blue line, but he's not likely to receive huge minutes or contribute much offensively.
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Fraser (knee) will be activated from injured reserve and play Friday vs. the Devils, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.Fraser had been dealing with an MCL strain suffered in the second game of the season and has been on IR ever since. His return will give the Leafs some added depth on the blue line, but he's not likely to receive huge minutes or contribute much offensively.