As expected, Colin Fraser has been activated from injured reserve and is likely to skate on the fourth line tonight between Kyle Clifford and Jordan Nolan.
Fraser missed the last three games with an upper body injury after weathering a heavy hit during the second period of Los Angeles’ 3-1 win over Toronto on December 11. In 17 games, the 28-year-old has one assist, a minus-3 rating and 18 penalty minutes.
Fraser had been placed on injured reserve on December 14, retroactive to December 11.
Vey, a fourth round pick in the 2009 draft, made his debut on November 7 and recorded five assists and a plus-1 rating in 14 games. The 22-year-old averaged 12:35 of ice time but had only drawn into two of the team’s last eight games. He’ll rejoin a talented Monarchs team that boasts a 4-0-1 record in its last five games and leads the American Hockey League with 43 points. In 10 games with Manchester earlier in the season, Vey recorded three goals and 11 points.