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Zack Kassian | Winger | #44

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (13) / BUF
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Zack Kassian scored the only Oilers goal as they lost 4-1 to the Islanders Tuesday night.
This was Kassian’s sixth goal of the season and only his second in the past 15 games. In that span, he earned only one assist, which has kept him from being remotely fantasy relevant. Mar 7 - 11:50 PM

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Zack Kassian found the back of the net in a 4-0 win over Anaheim.

Kassian is on a four-game point streak. He has four goals and 15 points in 47 contests this season.
Jan 26 - 11:29 AM

There is a chance that Zack Kassian could be scratched Tuesday.

He was not feeling well in the shootout loss to Vancouver Saturday and did not see the ice in the last 15 minutes of the game. If he is unable to go, then Taylor Beck will tag in for him. Kassian has two goals and nine points this season but his value in fantasy lies in his penalty minute total which is 68, fourth best in the NHL.
Jan 2 - 7:51 AM

Zack Kassian registered an assist in Edmonton's 3-1 loss on Tuesday.

Kassian snapped a four-game point drought. He has two goals, five assists, and 45 penalty minutes in 29 contests this season.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:27:00 AM

Zack Kassian isn't too focused on his point total.

Kassian has two points in his last three games after going on a 15 contest scoring drought. "At the end of the day, our job is to defend well and play hard and create energy. The points are a bonus," Kassian said. "When we do chip in offensively, it’s a bonus and it helps the team, but if at the end of the night if we don’t get a goal … that’s not what we look at. Were we physical? Were we hard to play against? Did we create energy? Did we get on the forecheck? Those are the things on a night to night basis that we need to be good at." Kassian does have some offensive potential, but if you're taking him in a standard fantasy league then odds are you're looking at his PIM. He has six points and 34 penalty minutes in 24 contests this season.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Zack Kassian will tag in for Jesse Puljujarvi against the Jets on Thursday.

The veteran winger has posted four points with 27 PIMs an 41 hits in 21 games this season, which is quite beefy if you're in the right pool. He'll skate with Mark Letestu and Patrick Maroon.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 07:48:00 PM

Zack Kassian has declared himself "100%" healed up from his lower body injury.

The Oilers don't play until Sunday against the Rangers, so his playtime remains to be seen. But he did skate with Ryan Nugent-Hopkisn and Benoit Pouliot today at practice. Expect the bruiser to return.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Zack Kassian (LBI) returned to practice on Saturday.

He skated with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Benoit Pouliot, and looks to be making real progress towards returning. Edmonton plays five times over the next week, including Sunday against the Rangers. He joins them for the roadie trip to California, expect the bruising winger to return.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Zack Kassian (lower body) won't play Tuesday night.

He will miss his second game in a row with a lower-body injury. Kassian didn't skate in the morning and should be considered day-to-day for now.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 04:41:00 PM

Zack Kassian is considered day-to-day after suffering a lower body injury in Saturday's match with the Islanders, he will not play Sunday versus Detroit.

He's posted two goals and four points with 14 PIMs and 30 hits through a dozen games this season. Pretty hefty for anyone in a reverse league.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 03:31:00 PM

Zack Kassian had a five minute fighting major for the second game in a row.

Kassian started the season with just a minor in his first seven games but is now picking up the minutes. He has two goals and four points so he is a valuable contributor in pools that use penalty minutes as a category.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 08:14:00 AM

Zack Kassian picked up his second goal of the season in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Jets in the Heritage Classic.

Kassian wasted no time snapping off the dagger in the Jets after Benoit Pouliot gave him a perfect behind-the-back dish. The revitalized young veteran now has four points in six games thus far.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Zack Kassian found the back of the net in Edmonton's 7-4 victory against Calgary Wednesday night.

Kassian also recorded three hits and two penalty minutes. He'll provide Edmonton with some grit, but his offensive contributions will likely be limited. He had three goals and eight points in 36 games last season, but also recorded 114 PIM.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Zack Kassian has impressed coach Todd McLellan with his off-season preparations.

"I'm very impressed with Zack's approach in life, in general," said McLellan. "We've talked about the Oilers and hockey but from where Zack was, bottoming out (as a Montreal Canadiens' winger) with his lifestyle (going into the NHL's Substance Abuse program) and to see where he his with his commitment to conditioning and becoming healthy. That can rub off on other players." Kassian is looking trimmer and the Oilers' bench boss is excited to see what he can do at training camp.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Zack Kassian has signed a $1.5 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton acquired Kassian from Montreal on Dec. 28 in exchange for Ben Scrivens. Kassian went on to record three goals, eight points, and 114 penalty minutes in 36 contests. He's expected to be used primarily as a bottom-six forward, but he might occasionally see minutes on the first or second line.
Fri, May 20, 2016 08:59:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4David Desharnais
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
6Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Jordan Eberle
3Zack Kassian
4Tyler Pitlick
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Eric Gryba
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit