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Zack Kassian | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
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Zack Kassian has been placed in stage two of the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.
He is suspended without pay until he finishes his rehab and doctors determine when he is well enough to play. Kassian was involved in a car crash Sunday morning, which left him with a broken foot and a broken nose. Oct 5 - 6:42 PM

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Montreal GM Marc Bergevin said that Zack Kassian showed a "lack of character" when he was involved in a car crash Sunday morning.

"I don't have all the information, but it's disappointing to say the least," said Bergevin. "I addressed the whole team this morning. We are professional and we have to behave like professionals. You have to be respectful and you're lucky to be a hockey player. I'm a firm believer in character and that's really a lack of character and judgement on his part." Kassian suffered a broken foot and a broken nose in the accident, which will sidelined him for the start of the regular season. It's unclear how long he will be out of action. The Canadiens may decide to suspend Kassian or just place him on injured reserve.

Zack Kassian was taken to hospital on Sunday morning after he was involved in a car accident.

A truck being driven by a 20-year-old women hit a tree in a Montreal suburb. Kassian was a passenger in the truck. A Canadiens official confirmed the news and mentioned that Kassian was being treated for "minor injuries". "(Kassian) was all bloodied up and stuff. He was in a daze," said Steve Petrenko, a resident on the street where the accident took place. "He had a hard time walking, and he almost took a fall."
Oct 4 - 10:38 AM

Zack Kassian had seven penalty minutes in Saturday's 1-0 win over Toronto.

Kassian was traded to Montreal in an off-season move that saw Brandon Prust head to Vancouver. The power forward has the ability to be a big power forward but the knock against him is that he lacks consistency and isn't always engaged in the play. The 24-year-old dropped the gloves with Mark Fraser in the first period and he picked up a two minute roughing penalty in the third. Kassian has a lot to prove this season. The Canadiens lack size and will be counting on him to bring a physical element to their lineup.
Sep 27 - 8:12 AM

Zack Kassian scored his first goal as a member of the Montreal Canadiens in Friday's 5-1 loss to Chicago.

It's just a preseason game, but overall it was an ugly performance from the Canadiens. Kassian was acquired from Vancouver for Brandon Prust over the summer. Kassian offers more fantasy upside than Prust but he needs to prove that he can be more consistent over an 82-game season. In an interview with TSN's Bob McKenzie, Canadiens' General Manager Marc Bergevin said he expects Kasssian to score between 15 and 18 goals this season. Those seem like pretty reasonable expectations for a player who scored 10 goals in 42 games last season.
Sep 25 - 10:14 PM

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

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

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