Kassian, who was traded in the preseason to Montreal, never played a game with the Habs. After being acquired by the Oilers, he collected one goal in four games with the Bakersfield Condors. He is a big body presence and could work his way up the lineup, but expect him to start in the bottom-6 on Thursday.
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Zack Kassian from the Montreal Canadiens for Ben Scrivens.
Kassian, 24, has not appeared in a game yet this season because of a suspension that stemmed from a car accident in September. The former first-round pick has 66 points (35G / 31A) in 198 career NHL games with the Sabres and Canucks. He will report to Bakersfield (AHL).
Kassian has cleared waivers and has been assigned St. John's (AHL).
After being reinstated on Tuesday, Kassian was placed on waivers and cleared this afternoon. He has been sent to St. John's where he will work on his game after not playing for the first two and a half months of the season. Kassian will need to improve at the AHL level before the Habs call him back up.
The Canadiens have placed Zack Kassian on waivers.
Kassian who has not played yet this season after being entered into the Substance Abuse program in the preseason has been placed on waivers for purpose of assignment to the AHL. The former 1st round pick has not lived up to expectations, but a team in need of a big body, that believes in second chances, could elect to take a flier on Kassian.
Kassian is suspended indefinitely; enters NHL Substance abuse program.
Kassian was in a car accident at 6 a.m on Sunday morning and fractured his leg and nose in the incident. Kassian will be suspended without pay until he’s cleared to play agains by the program’s administrators.
Kassian is out indefinitely with a fractured left foot and nose.
Kassian’s injury were reportedly “minor” on Sunday, but this afternoon the Canadiens revealed the injuries were more serious and will force him to miss time. Kassian has a bad reputation after underachieving in Buffalo and Vancouver but he was given a fresh start in Montreal, that has not gotten off on the right foot.
Kassian suffered “minor injuries” in a traffic accident on Sunday.
Kassian was “all bloodied up and stuff. He was in a daze,” a witness told the Montreal Gazette after the accident. Kassian, who was acquired from the Canucks this summer, should be considered day-to-day.
Kassian was held out of Tuesday’s game with tightness in his back. He was replaced by Alex Burrows on the Canucks top-line. Burrows scored two goals, so it could be tough for Kassian to work his way back to the first line.
Kassian is expected to skate on the Canucks top-line on Sunday.
After serving as a healthy scratch on Wednesday, Kassian returned to score two goals on Friday and that has earned him a spot on a line with the Sedin twins on Sunday. He has registered five goals and two assists in his last seven games.