I will store mine, newly purchased, for a day or two in the fridge. If i don't use it by then, it goes into the freezer. I like to open the pack and wrap them separately, but when i do that, it immediately goes into the fridge.
I think you're fine as long as you only keep it in teh fridge, in the package it came in, fora couple of days. I also do the in cold water defrost and have never had any issue.