He happens to be the kind of hard-working, energetic player coaches like and trust, so it is not entirely surprising that forward
The timing was slightly surprising, though, coming on the eve of Game 3 of the playoffs against the
“There’s always the hope you get called up,” Fraser said after Tuesday’s morning skate at
"I'm 29 now, and I'm down there waiting for the call again. You never know when it's going to happen. There's nothing you can do. You've just got to play your game. I wasn't going to whine or complain. It's part of what happened and I was able to come back today."
Fraser suffered a broken hand – blocking a shot - when he was with Manchester and missed five weeks of action. His first and only game since then was against Providence on Friday.
The Kings know exactly what they are getting with Fraser, who was part of their
“He’s’s a good team guy,” Kings center
Fraser made no secret about how tough it was to get demoted.
"Man, it was the worst," he said. "I've been in the league here six years in a row. To be demoted, nobody wants to be demoted. With that being said, it's part of the business and part of playing hockey too.
"I'm not a fold-the-tent-kind-of guy. I'm a positive guy. I'm still going to work hard and still try to get back. Good things happen when you do that and here I am."