DENVER -- If a player has DND next to his name in the game notes it’s not a good thing. It means “Did Not Dress,” as in Did Not Dress for the game.
As the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup got healthy, Colin Fraser’s name started to have a lot of DND’s next to it. There were four in a row, then a game played, then another four, then another two. Finally, he was back in the lineup for an extended time. Six in a row played, including Friday night against the Colorado Avalanche. He and his line took off.
Fraser scored his fifth and sixth goals against the Colorado Avalanche after getting his third and fourth two games ago. Talk about trying to make a statement for playing time in the playoffs.
“Everybody wants to play in the playoffs,” a smiling Fraser said after the game. “It’s where you want to be.
It’s the most important time of the year and the most fun time of year.”
Fraser had two goals in his previous 66 games before his four goal outburst in his last three. His line has been as good, if not better, than any for the Hawks.
So what about a hat trick, especially when the Avs pulled their goaltender.
"I couldn’t," Fraser said. "I just got off the ice. Two is enough. You can’t get too greedy out there."