Colin Fraser, player Kings acquired in Ryan Smyth deal, has unhealed fracture/cyst and will need surgery 4 months projection. Kings angry... To repeat/clarify previous; Smyth trade will NOT be voided. They will work out additional/alternative compensation to Kings.
— That's Helene Elliott letting us know that there's been yet another complication in the Ryan Smyth trade. You may recall that Gilbert Brule was originally the man sent West until it was revealed that he was injured, and the Kings wouldn't be able to buy him out. Now, it's Colin Fraser's turn to play the role of damaged goods. As the usually organization-friendly Jim Matheson said earlier today, "This doesn’t look good on the Oilers." No kidding.