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Ex-Hawk Colin Fraser can't wait to play the Blackhawks

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fraser.jpgEdmonton Oilers center Colin Fraser is the first player from last year's team to meet the Blackhawks this season.

Is he looking forward to hitting anyone in particular Friday at the United Center?

"My roommate [Brent Seabrook]," Fraser said with a smile. "He's a big boy.... All of them. How about that?"

Fraser played in 70 games last year for the Hawks, recording seven goals, 19 points and a plus-6 rating. Fraser also saw time in three playoff games during the Hawks' run at the Stanley Cup. He broke into the league with the Hawks, playing in his first NHL game in the 2006-07 season.

When the offseason came around, Fraser was one of the first salary-cap casualties. He was traded to the Oilers for a sixth-round pick on June 24.

"I'm excited [to play the Hawks]," Fraser said. "I had two good years here. I really like it here. I loved the city, the fans, the guys. Everything was great.

"I've never really been in this situation before and playing against friends. It will be obviously different, but I'm really looking forward to it."

Fraser was asked by the Edmonton press whether he would be willing to fight any former teammates.

"I'm going after No. 10," a laughing Fraser said of Patrick Sharp, who was listening to his interview outside the Oilers' locker room. "He's been hot. We have to got to shut him down.

"My boy [Troy] Brouwer too. We're good friends too. I can't say enough about the guys. It seems like when you're on a championship team you can't say enough about how good the guys are. It's no secret that good teams have good guys."

Fraser and his wife Carli just celebrated the birth of their son, Calder Blake Fraser, earlier this week.

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