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Zack Kassian | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
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Zack Kassian openly admits that he had more to give than he did with the Vancouver Canucks and aims for more consistency in Montreal.
"I need to find consistency," Kassian told TSN. "Honestly, after spending 3 1/2 years, four years in the League I know what I have to do to be the player I need to be. This summer I'm really taking strides forward. Coming into next year I want to have a big year." Kassian, 24, had 10 goals and 16 points in 42 games for the Canucks last season. In 2013-14 he set career-highs with 14 goals and 29 points in 73 games. He's at the put up or shut stage of his career and it seems the Canucks lost patience with him. We'll see if a fresh start in Montreal changes his fate. Jul 2 - 1:30 AM

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Zack Kassian has been traded to Montreal, along with a fifth-round pick, in exchange for Brandon Prust.

Kassian generated 10 goals and 16 points in 42 games with Vancouver last season. He also added 81 penalty minutes and 88 hits. He sat out the last 14 games of the year and the playoffs with a back injury.
Jul 1 - 2:36 PM

Zack Kassian (back) still isn't ready to return to the lineup.

He won't play in Game 5 against Calgary and he hasn't been in the fold since Mar. 14 due to a back injury.
Apr 23 - 5:57 PM

Zack Kassian (back) is not close to returning to action.

Kassian suffered tightness in his back, back on March 17 and has not played since. Coach Willie Desjardins said he is not close to returning.
Apr 6 - 9:06 AM

Zack Kassian (undisclosed) didn't accompany his teammates to Los Angeles.

He's not expected to play on Saturday versus the Kings and on Sunday against Arizona. Kassian sat out Thursday's loss to Columbus with an undisclosed ailment.
Mar 21 - 10:58 AM

Zack Kassian is expected to miss Thursday's game.

He was on the ice before the team's morning skate. "I think Zack is getting closer, I don't think it's anything major," coach Willie Desjardins said. "The next step is to get him into a regular practice." Kassian also missed Tuesday's match with a suspected back injury.
Mar 19 - 6:44 PM

It is being reported that Zack Kassian has tightness in his back and was held out of Tuesday's game as a precaution.

TSN's Farhan Lalji reported the Canucks' forward is suffering from the same back injury that has bothered him in the past. He is still considered day-to-day though and would probably be in there if it was a playoff game. The Canucks have plenty of healthy bodies on the night.
Mar 17 - 11:45 PM

Zack Kassian suffered an undisclosed injury during Tuesday morning's skate, and will not face the Flyers. He'll be replaced by Alex Burrows on the top line with the Sedin twins.

Through 42 games this season, Kassian has compiled 10 goals and 16 points with 81 PIMs and 88 hits. Not too shabby for the gritty forward.
Mar 17 - 8:38 PM

Zack Kassian could be facing a suspension.

Kassian received a game misconduct on Saturday but it is not known if the penalty was for touching an official or not tying his jersey. Stay tuned.
Mar 15 - 11:03 AM

Zack Kassian's 10th goal of the year with just four minutes remaining lifted the Canucks to a 2-1 win over the Ducks on Monday night.

Kassian had been held off the scoresheet for the previous four games, and now has 16 points in 40 contests this season. The 24-year-old also upped his penalty minutes total to 57 in the victory.
Mar 10 - 2:26 AM

Zack Kassian (flu) will suit up against Arizona.

He sat out Tuesday's game with the flu, but he will play Thursday night. Kassian will skate alongside the Sedin twins in the match.
Mar 5 - 7:02 PM

Zack Kassian will miss Tuesday's tilt with the Sharks due to the flu. Brandon McMillan will take his place.

Kassian had a bit of a resurgent month in February, scoring seven goals and nine points over 10 games. He also added seven penalty minutes and 17 hits. McMillan meanwhile has accumulated three points and 82 hits in 53 games this season, the vast majority of which coming with the Coyotes.
Mar 3 - 9:15 PM

Zack Kassian potted his ninth goal of the season to lift the Canucks to a 2-1 win over Boston Tuesday night.

Kassian has now found the back of the net four times in his last three games, thanks to the fact he's been paired with Daniel and Henrik Sedin on Vancouver's top line. The offense isn't likely to last, but he may score to enough to be worth owning for his meaty penalty minute totals. Ryan Stanton also scored for the Canucks in the win.
Feb 24 - 10:06 PM

Zack Kassian scored a goal in Vancouver's 4-0 win over the New York Islanders.

Kassian has now scored three goals in his last two contests. The 24-year-old power forward has been sharing the ice with some of Vancouver's premiere talents like the Sedin twins and Radim Vrbata. Kassian hasn't produced as much as the Canucks would have hoped but if he can get hot, he can be an important piece of their roster. He has eight goals and 14 points in 34 games this season. Kassian has seven points in his last seven games.
Feb 22 - 9:34 PM

Zack Kassian was expected to be a healthy scratch but drew into the Canucks lineup as Alex Burrows was out with a lower body injury.

Not only did Kassian draw into the lineup but he was put on the top line with the Sedin twins and responded with the Canucks only two goals of the night. Burrows is hoping he does not turn into another Wally Pipp.
Feb 21 - 9:59 AM

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