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Leafs trade defenceman Fraser to Oilers for Abney, Hartikainen

Mark Fraser #2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates up the ice against the Washington Capitals during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre November 23, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mark Fraser #2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates up the ice against the Washington Capitals during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre November 23, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Abelimages/Getty Images

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs traded defenceman Mark Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers for forwards Cameron Abney and the rights to restricted free-agent Teemu Hartikainen on Friday.

Fraser, 27, appeared in 19 games for Toronto this season and hasn’t dressed for the past 11 contests. Fraser played in 45 games last year, registering eight assists and 85 penalty minutes.

Abney, 22, was Edmonton’s third-round selection, No. 82 overall, in the 2009 NHL draft. The six-foot-five, 219-pound native of Aldergrove, B.C. is currently with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL.

Hartikainen, 23, was Edmonton’s sixth-round selection, No. 163 overall, in the 2008 NHL draft. He’s currently playing for Ufa Salavat Yulayev of the Kontinental Hockey League, having registered 13 goals and 14 assists in 43 KHL games this season.

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