Colin Fraser never saw himself being demoted to the minor leagues at age 29, but during the Olympic break in February, the Kings' forward that has spent the better part of six season in the NHL suddenly found himself as the "old guy" on the team's AHL team in Manchester.

"It's funny, I think back to when I was 20 and I remember Shawn Thornton, he's in Boston now but I thought he was an old guy and I think he was 28 maybe," Fraser said. "Here I am, I'm the old guy now, at least in the American (Hockey) League."

He's no longer the old man of the group -- that title still belongs to 36-year-old defenseman Willie Mitchell, as the Kings recalled Fraser from the Monarchs Tuesday morning ahead of Game 3 (6:30p, Prime Ticket) vs. the Sharks.

"Your career goes full circle: I'm 29 now and waiting for the call again and you never know when it's going to happen," Fraser said Tuesday at the Staples Center following the team's morning skate. "It kind of reminded me of when I was 20 years old waiting for the call and you can't wait to get back up."