Bloody night for Fraser, Brown

After a tough game last night, and with another tough one ahead tomorrow, the Kings had an optional practice today, with 10 skaters on the ice with Jonathan Bernier and coaches. Nobody would have blamed Colin Fraser for taking the day off. In the third period last night, Fraser got sliced, on the right temple, by the skate blade of St. Louis’ Ian Cole after a hit. Fraser got lucky. Cole’s skate caught him no more than two inches away from his eye, and the cut required only eight stitches. Fraser said he immediately feared it was a huge cut that would require 40 stitches.

Hockey players are something else. When I asked Fraser about the cut, he said, somewhat excitedly, “Did you see the picture?” He bolted into the players’ change room to grab his cell phone, and showed off the above picture, which he pulled from Twitter. That led to, “Have you seen Brownie?” Dustin Brown also got cut by a skate blade in the third period and apparently required approximately 20 stitches for a cut closer to his ear. In fact, Fraser joked that his cut was Brown’s fault, because when Brown had to leave the game for treatment, Fraser temporarily filled in. In fact, if you look closely at the picture, you can see Brown with a glove-wearing trainer behind him. If there was any question, both guys are expected to play tomorrow…

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