Kassian logged an assist in a 4-1 loss Sunday to Chicago. During the second period the 26-year-old was able to outlet the puck to Darnell Nurse, who was then able to solve Anton Forsberg and find the back of the net -- snapping a nine game pointless streak for Kassian. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old he's been playing on the fourth line as of late and is only averaging 11:38 of ice time on the season, but that hasn't stopped Kassian from notching 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 42 games in 2017-18.
Kassian picked up a Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, an assist and a fighting major in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Toronto. Kassian dished out an assist and scrapped with Matt Martin in the first period, then potted a goal in the second. The fourth line of Kassian, Mark Letestu and Jujhar Khaira combined for seven points in this one, and Kassian's now lit the lamp in consecutive games after failing to score a goal in his first 24 appearances this season.
Kassian garnered a power-play assist in Tuesday's 8-2 dismantling of the Golden Knights. With eight tallies on the night, it would almost have been a more impressive feat to not earn a point. Considering the winger has registered a mere three helpers on the year and is still looking for his first goal of the season, fantasy owners probably shouldn't be banking on him suddenly finding a consistent scoring touch.
Kassian assisted on the game's opening goal during Saturday's loss to the Canucks. Kassian has been what you'd expect through the season's first two games. In the season opener, he got in a fight. In the next game, he contributed low totals in multiple categories. He finished Saturday's tilt with an assist, a plus-1 rating, a shot and two hits through 15:35 of ice time.
Kassian wasted no time. He logged his first fight of the season in the first period of the first game, a 3-0 win over Calgary on Wednesday. Kassian has averaged more than a penalty minute per game every year save his rookie campaign. He wound up with more than 100 minutes in three of the last four seasons, the lone exception being 81 minutes in 42 games during the 2014-15 season. If you're in a league that scores penalty minutes, Kassian has value, since he's additionally capable of putting the puck on net and logging some points. If not, there are probably guys on waivers who can score at the same rate and have higher upside.
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