358-game NHL veteran Colin Fraser signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues, the club announced Friday.
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) September 5, 2014
As the contract is a two-way contract, there’s a good chance Fraser will see some time with the Chicago Wolves, St. Louis’ AHL affiliate. That would return Fraser to the area where he spent parts of four seasons with the Blackhawks and won the 2010 Stanley Cup.
With Mulletgate a distant memory, it’s fair to say the Kings came out perfectly fine from their frictional transaction with Edmonton during the summer of 2011. At a time when they had no leverage in a trade and were looking to dump salary, they received a role player who appeared in 134 regular season and 34 playoff games over three seasons and was a part of two championship teams, and that’s a fine return given the circumstances.
Because a seventh round draft pick was included in the trade that brought Fraser to the Kings, and that draft pick was exchanged with Dallas in 2012 for a 2013 seventh round pick, which was ultimately used to select Domanik Kubalik, Kubalik (who will play in the Czech Republic this year), remains the final organizational asset (if by a tangent) borne out of the exchange with the Oilers.
Fraser was not expected to re-sign with the Kings. With his signing, and Daniel Carcillo signing a PTO with Pittsburgh, all Kings who appeared in a game last season will be vying for a spot on an NHL team in 2014-15.
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) September 5, 2014