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Zack Kassian | Winger | #44

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (13) / BUF
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Zack Kassian played just 9:41 in Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Islanders, but managed to rack up 21 in PIMs.
They all came in the middle frame. Kassian took a ho-hum roughing minor mid way through the period, but wasted no time picking put the rest not 30 seconds after being released. Kassian fought Brian Strait and had a roughing, cross-check, and game misconduct tacked as well. Feb 7 - 6:19 PM

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Zack Kassian has been summoned from the minors.

He has two points and 18 penalty minutes in six games with Edmonton.
Feb 1 - 2:11 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have reassigned Zack Kassian to AHL Bakersfield.

With a nine day break between now and their next game on Feb. 2nd against Columbus, Edmonton will save a bit of money on the cap and get Kassian some extra playing time. Through six games with Edmonton thus far, the veteran forward has posted two points with 18 PIMs and 24 hits.
Jan 24 - 1:50 PM

Zack Kassian has worked out nicely with the Edmonton Oilers thus far.

Kassian was given the opportunity to get a fresh start in Edmonton after being dealt by Montreal. "Zack is a pretty honest player, that’s the one thing I’ve figured out in his three or four games with us," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "He wants to do things well, he wants to do thing right. His power game, his ability to power through people is important. It was nice to see him get rewarded with a goal (Tuesday). As time goes on here, I can see myself and the coaching staff trusting him more and more." Kassian has averaged 15:17 minutes per contest in Edmonton thus far and he might end up building on that. Don't expect him to be one of the Oilers' scoring leaders, but Kassian can certainly contribute in that regard in addition to his gritty work.
Jan 21 - 11:02 AM

Zack Kassian scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 24-year-old tied the game at one in the first period and added an assist on Leon Draisailt's second period goal. Kassian has had to deal with a lot of off-ice issues this season, but he seems to have found a home in Edmonton. These were his first two points of '15-16.
Jan 19 - 11:01 PM

Zack Kassian made his Oilers debut on Thursday.

Kassian had a shot on goal and four hits in 14:23 minutes of ice time. He's expected to be a physical presence on the ice and in his first contest with Edmonton, he delivered on that.
Jan 15 - 11:13 AM

Zack Kassian will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Kassian was recalled from the minors on Wednesday, but only today did coach Todd McLellan admit he would play. The 24-year-old had 10 goals and 16 points in 42 games in 2014-15 with Vancouver.
Jan 14 - 8:00 PM

Zack Kassian has been recalled by Edmonton.

Kassian has one goal and six penalty minutes in four outings with Bakersfield. He wasn't expected to get a crack at playing with the Oilers until after the All-Star break, but that appears to have changed. His recall doesn't mean that he will be in the lineup, but now he's a possibility for the team.
Jan 13 - 12:41 PM

Zack Kassian probably won't get his shot with the Edmonton Oilers until after the All-Star break.

Kassian spent three months in the NHL's substance abuse program and is now with AHL Bakersfield. "He needs time to get used to the speed of the game again, the quickness and the daily grind," said Bakersfield head coach Gerry Fleming. "The first game I thought he played well. In his second game I thought he tapered off quite a bit. He still played well but not as well as the first game." Once Kassian is ready, he could prove to be a valuable part of the Oilers as he'll help defend their fleet of skilled forwards.
Jan 8 - 10:47 AM

Zack Kassian is happy to have a shot to earn his way to the Edmonton Oilers after spending three months in the NHL's substance abuse program.

Kassian was acquired by Edmonton from Montreal on Monday and promptly assigned to AHL Bakersfield. "Three months ago if you would have told me I had another shot at the NHL I wouldn’t have been so sure, a lot of things were uncertain," said Kassian. "I’m excited for me getting healthy and getting my life on the right track. That comes first. My life comes first. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom in order to figure that out, sadly, and I feel I’ve done that. Now it comes down to me showing it with my actions and I’m looking forward to doing so." The 24-year-old was originally taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and is a veteran of 198 NHL games.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 08:52:00 AM

Zack Kassian will report to Edmonton's AHL affiliate in Bakersfield.

He wasn't expected to join the Oilers after he was obtained in a trade with Montreal for Ben Scrivens. Kassian was reinstated by the NHL and the NHLPA about a couple of weeks ago after receiving treatment in Stage 2 of Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health program.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Zack Kassian has been traded to Edmonton by Montreal in exchange for goaltender Ben Scrivens.

Kassian can still start out in the minors and that is probably where he will go. He was told not to report to Montreal's AHL affiliate in St. John's and it was suspected that a trade could be in play. Kassian hasn't played in a game yet this season after being reinstated from Stage 2 of Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health program.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 09:41:00 AM

Zack Kassian has been asked not to report to the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL until further notice.

It's unclear what is happening, but Kassian could be traded after the NHL roster freeze is lifted or he may be getting released. We will know more in the next few days.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Zack Kassian has cleared waivers and he has been assigned to the AHL.

He will try to get his career back on track with St. John's. Kassian was reinstated to return to action on Tuesday after going through treatment in Stage 2 of Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health program.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Zack Kassian has been placed on waivers by Montreal.

He will probably head to the minors if he clears. Kassian was just reinstated to return to action after receiving treatment in Stage 2 of Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health program.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:12:00 PM

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