Seeking to bolster their play on their third and fourth lines, the Kings recalled Colin Fraser from their American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday. The Kings lost the battle of the third and four lines with the Sharks in Games 1 and 2 and hoped for a better push-back in Game 3.
Fraser was on the ice practicing Monday with Manchester when he got the word he would be heading to Staples Center for Game 3 against the Sharks. He played 10 games for the Monarchs after breaking his hand. He also played 33 games for the Kings, recording only two assists.
“Just looking for the same old stuff, grit and energy,” Fraser said when asked what the Kings told him they needed from him. “Their third and fourth lines have been key to their success so far. I’ve been here long enough. You guys know what I can bring. Just going to try to be physical and strong defensively.”