Monday, September 24, 2007

Breaking Down the 07-08 Wolverines: Chris Fragner

Next up is senior walk-on Chris Fragner.

Last Season: With Michigan's forward depth depleted due to Brian Lebler's injury and Jason Bailey's departure, Chris skated in four games in February, with a -1 rating his only mark on the stat sheet.

Expectations: He's a depth guy. We were kind of short last year and he ate a couple of minutes here and there when we needed him to. He's best remembered for getting ejected from his first career game, roughly 30 seconds after he stepped onto the ice against Colorado College two years ago.

With 15 forwards on the roster, it would take a rash of injuries for him to see the ice apart from the GLI. I'm not sure how many guys we'll be missing for that tournament, but I'd imagine that Pacioretty, Winnett, Caporusso, Palushaj, and Rust will all at least get looks. Maybe Hagelin for Sweden? I don't know.

Level of Necessity: 1 out of 10.

He likely won't play apart from in the GLI, and even then we'll probably play three lines most of the game. Eat minutes, don't put us on a five-minute penalty kill, and we'll be fine.

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