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.
Kassian (finger) will return to the lineup on Saturday vs. the Red Wings.
Kassian missed the last 14 games with a finger injury, but will be back in tonight vs. Detroit. Kassian will skate on the third line with Shawn Matthias and Brad Richardson. He has five points (2G / 3A) with a minus-5 rating and 26 PIMS in 17 games this season.
Kassian (finger) participated in Canucks practice on Sunday.
Kassian skated on his own on Saturday but is participating in his first practice since suffering a finger injury on November 25th. Kassian is targeting a post-Christmas break return to the Canucks lineup and it would appear as if he is on track for that.
Kassian will be out 2-3 weeks with a finger injury.
Kassian was injured in the Canucks win over the Devils on Tuesday. He will be out until mid-December and likely miss at least the next seven games. With Kassian out, Linden Vey wille get back onto the third line and top power-play.
Kassian was not on the ice for the Canucks game day skate and will miss his second straight game. With Kassian out, Nicklas Jensen, who was recalled on Friday, is expected to be in the lineup for the first time this season.
Kassian is set to return from his three-game suspension on Friday.
Kassian was suspended for a hit on Stars D-man Brenden Dillion on March 6. The Canucks will not need to make a call-up for the Ryan Kesler injury with Kassian returning to the lineup. He has 11 goals and seven assists (18 points) with a minus-10 rating and 118 penalty minutes in 59 games this season.
The NHL have suspended Zack Kassian for three games for his boarding penalty on Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon.
Kassian tracked Dillon down through the neutral zone, but when Dillon dumped the puck in and turned to go for a change, Kassian drove him into the boards from behind. He was assessed a boarding major and a game misconduct on the play. Kassian is eligible to return to the Canucks lineup next Friday in Winnipeg.
Kassian took a bad penalty that led to a Rangers power-play goal in yesterday's 5-2 loss. He has just one goal and a minus-5 rating in his last eight games, obviously coach Tortorella wants to see more discipline and production out of this edgy forward. Zac Dalpe will dress in his place.