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March 24, 2014 9:34 am

Fraser breaks hand in Manchester, out 4-6 weeks

Colin Fraser broke his hand blocking a shot with under five minutes remaining in a 7-0 Manchester win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on March 14 and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

Fraser, who had three goals, five points and a plus-three rating in nine games, was commended for his shot blocking and leadership by Assistant General Manager Rob Blake. He had been used in multiple situations in a leadership role and had skated with James Livingston, amongst other skaters.

Blake said that the plan is for Fraser to rejoin the Kings for the playoffs when rosters expand and there are no salary cap considerations.

UPDATE, 1:25 PM ET: I was asked on Twitter whether Fraser would have to clear waivers to rejoin the Kings. After asking hockey operations, I learned that Fraser would not have to clear were he to be recalled when rosters expand.

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