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Oilers acquire defenceman Mark Fraser from Leafs

Mark Fraser was acquired by the Oilers Friday, coming over from the maple Leafs. (QMI Agency/Files)

Mark Fraser was acquired by the Oilers Friday, coming over from the maple Leafs. (QMI Agency/Files)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

BOSTON - The Edmonton Oilers have gone fishing in the Toronto Marlies’ well again.

Defenceman Mark Fraser is the latest former Marlie brought in by the Oilers, acquired in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday, in exchange for prospect Cameron Abney and the rights to Teemu Hartikainen, who is currently playing in Russia.

Fraser, a bruising six-foot-four, 220-pound defenceman, had an assist in 19 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He had been a healthy scratch in 19 of Toronto’s last 20 games.

“I’m very excited, this is an opportunity that I’ve been hoping to get for some time now,” Fraser said. “I’m glad it’s going to be with an organization like Edmonton. I’m happy that I get to remain in Canada and I’ll get to see some familiar faces.”

Originally selected by the New Jersey Devils in the third round — 84th overall — of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Fraser, 27, spent the last three years with the Maple Leafs.


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