Fraser to Manchester - LA Kings Insider

As reported earlier, the Kings appear to be on the verge of recalling defenseman Jeff Schultz from AHL-Manchester. Though that move is not official, the Kings have made a corresponding move, sending center Colin Fraser to the Monarchs. Fraser did not get into any playoff games after being recalled in advance of Game 3.

In the midst of a first round series with the Norfolk Admirals – the series is currently tied at one game apiece in advance of Wednesday’s Game 3 in Norfolk – the Monarchs made several corresponding moves, recalling left wing Maxim Kitsyn from ECHL-Ontario and signing defenseman Kurtis MacDermid to an amateur tryout agreement.

The 24-year-old Kitsyn has recorded four points (3-1=4) in 20 games with Mancehster and 30 points (14-16=30) in 33 games with Ontario. He was a sixth round draft pick in 2010. He’ll rejoin the Monarchs after Ontario was swept in an opening round series by Stockton in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs.

MacDermid, 20, had his 19-year-old Ontario Hockey League season come to an end when the Erie Otters were eliminated in five games by the Guelph Storm in the Western Conference Championship. Splitting 56 games between Owen Sound and Erie, the 6-foot-5, 208 pound MacDermid totaled seven goals and 19 points before posting three assists in 12 games with the Otters. The undrafted MacDermid was signed to a three-year, entry level contract in September, 2012. He is eligible to play professionally or return to Erie as an overage player in 2014-15.

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