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Zack Kassian | Winger | #44

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 209
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (13) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Zack Kassian will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.
It's the first time he'll serve as a healthy scratch since Feb. 5. Kassian has seven goals and 16 points in 63 games this season. Yohann Auvitu will also serve as a healthy scratch, while Adam Larsson will miss the game for personal reasons. Mar 5 - 8:58 PM

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Zack Kassian (leg) returned to action on Thursday March 1.

Kassian wasn't able to play on Tuesday. He had a minus-two rating in 14:13 minutes of playing time in his return.
Mar 2 - 3:04 AM

Zack Kassian left Sunday's game with a leg injury and did not return.

Kassian was hit by former teammate Adam Henrique (Windsor-OHL) and was none too happy with it. Kassian has 16 points in 61 games and consider him day-to-day.
Feb 26 - 7:19 AM

Zack Kassian left Sunday's game with Anaheim and will not return.

Kassian was tripped from behind and left the game soon afterwards. He has 16 points in 61 games this season.
Feb 25 - 9:13 PM

At this point, the Oilers realize that personal pride and their sense of professionalism is about all they have left to play for.

With 52 points in 58 games, Edmonton is 19 points behind in the battle for a playoff spot. That's not a gap a team can realistically close at this stage of the season. "Let’s not kid ourselves, to get into the playoffs we’re going to need a miracle," admitted Zack Kassian. "None of us want to be in this position. It sucks. There are no ifs ands or buts about that. The expectations we had at the beginning of the year to where we are now, it’s very disappointing. But we have 24 hockey games left and we can’t just mail it in." At least a strong finish to the season might give the Oilers some reason for optimism, but regardless there's going to be a lot of questions directed at managements handling of the roster this offseason, especially given how trades like those involving Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, and the draft pick that became Mathew Barzal have gone.
Feb 20 - 4:43 AM

Zack Kassian scored a couple of goals in a 6-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

The Oilers found themselves down 3-0 just over two minutes into the second period but a couple of Kassian goals about six minutes apart brought them to within one goal before Leon Draisaitl tied the game. Unfortunately for the Oilers, a third period collapse cost them the game. Kassian has six goals and 15 points in 53 games.
Feb 11 - 12:38 AM

Zack Kassian won't suit up in Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It sounds like the Oilers will make Kassian a healthy scratch. The 27-year-old will be replaced by Ilro Pakarinen. He has four goals and nine assists in 50 games this season. Yohann Auvitu will also serve as a healthy scratch.
Feb 5 - 8:44 PM

Zack Kassian (personal) should be fine to play on Thursday.

That wasn't immediately clear after Kassian missed Wednesday's practice due to a family matter. Oilers coach Todd McLellan has since clarified though, so it seems fair to keep him in your fantasy lineup if he's normally in there.
Jan 31 - 4:14 PM

Zack Kassian didn't practice on Wednesday due to a family matter.

It's not clear if the same thing has the potential to keep Kassian out of Thursday's contest. We'll err on the side of caution by listing him as day-to-day for now.
Jan 31 - 1:43 PM

Zack Kassian has been getting more aggressive as the campaign goes on.

Kassian chips in offensively, but his main value is his physical play. Lately, he's been a bigger asset for the Oilers in that regard. "I’m hounding more," said Kassian. "When I’m at my best I’m kind of rambunctious, jumping plays and kind of hard to read. At the beginning of the year, I was maybe trying to be safe or make a perfect play rather than just go and make stuff happen. I had some talks with a couple of coaches and it’s starting to come around. There’s still room for improvement but definitely it’s getting better." Kassian is also on a four-game point streak, which has helped the Oilers win three of their last four games.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 09:50:00 AM

Zack Kassian is on a three-game point streak.

Kassian scored a goal and registered an assist in Edmonton's 6-4 loss to Toronto on Thursday. He has two goals and eight points in 26 games this season.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 06:53:00 AM

Zack Kassian found the back of the net in Edmonton's 3-2 overtime win against Arizona Tuesday night.

It was the Kassian's first goal of the 2017-18 campaign. He finished last season with 24 points in 79 contests, but so far this season is looking like a mild step back as he's on pace for roughly 20 points. Either way, his primary value to fantasy owners in standard leagues is his penalty minutes.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:03:00 AM

Zack Kassian has yet to score a goal in 20 games this season.

So much was expected after his strong playoff performance last year but it has been to no avail as the feisty winger has only three assists and 26 penalty minutes after a seven goal, 24 point and 101 minute performance last season. He is one of many Oilers who are slumping this season.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 06:21:00 AM

Zack Kassian replaced Kailer Yamamoto on the second line Saturday.

Yamamoto was a healthy scratch and it gave Kassian the opportunity to play alongside Milan Lucic and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Kassian helped set up Kris Russell's first goal of the season 1:08 into the first and has an assist and five penalty minutes after two contests, He had 24 points and 101 minutes last season so he is worth having in your lineup if you play the PIM category.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 06:02:00 AM

Zack Kassian scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

The 26-year-old isn't known for his soft hands, but he managed to put the puck in the net tonight. Kassian had seven goals and 17 assists in 79 games with the Oilers last season. His biggest fantasy asset is that he racks up penalty minutes. Over the last two seasons, he's picked up 114 and 101 penalty minutes.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Ryan Strome
LW1Milan Lucic
2Mike Cammalleri
3Jujhar Khaira
4Anton Slepyshev
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Zack Kassian
3Drake Caggiula
4Jesse Puljujarvi
5Iiro Pakarinen
6Pontus Aberg
7Ty Rattie
D1Oscar Klefbom
2Adam Larsson
3Kris Russell
4Matthew Benning
5Darnell Nurse
6Ethan Bear
7Andrej Sekera
8Yohann Auvitu
G1Cam Talbot
2Al Montoya