May 17, 2012 10:40 am

Thursday skate update

Colin Fraser is expected back in town this afternoon, Darryl Sutter said, but Fraser won’t play and Kyle Clifford will stay in the lineup.

There was muted reaction to Martin Hanzal’s one-game suspension, as Sutter only said, “That’s what the league valued it as. We’re thankful Brownie didn’t get hurt.” Dustin Brown said the hit from Hanzal hurt more than Mike Smith’s slash. Asked how surprised he was to take that slash in the back of the leg, Brown said, “Um, quite surprised.” More notes and quotes to come…

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