Fraser, who has one point and 18 penalty minutes in 17 games this season, missed the past three games with an upper-body injury. He was placed on IR on Dec. 14, retroactive to Dec. 11, when he was injured in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Kings assigned forward Linden Vey to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. Vey has played in 14 games with the Kings this season and has five assists.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie