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44 Zack Kassian RW

Edmonton Oilers

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May 15, 2020 06:08 PM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Ties career high in goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian tallied 15 goals and 34 points through 59 games before play was paused in mid-March.

The big guy matched his career high in goals from last year and likely would set a new best in the team's remaining 11 games should regular-season play resume. As usual, Kassian has continued to provide muscle on a line with superstar Connor McDavid in dishing out 157 hits, which ranks 33rd in the league despite the fact he's missed 12 games due to suspension (nine) and injury (three). The 29-year-old carries some risk due to his undisciplined play at times, but those in deeper formats that count hits have gotten some decent value from the oft-maligned winger.

March 12, 2020 03:00 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Chips in with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian dished an assist, three hits and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.

Kassian set up Connor McDavid's goal at 18:23 of the second period. After some time away from the top line, Kassian returned to that role Wednesday. He's up to 34 points, 99 shots, 157 hits and 69 PIM through 59 appearances in 2019-20. As long as he remains on McDavid's wing, he could be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.

March 8, 2020 01:44 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Assists in consecutive outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian notched an assist and three hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

Kassian has picked up assists in each of the last two games. The physical winger now has 33 points, 94 shots and 152 hits through 57 games in what's been a career year offensively for Kassian.

March 6, 2020 12:16 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Offers helper Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian picked up an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks.

Kassian skated only 9:39 in the contest, his second-lowest ice time of the year and the lowest among all skaters in the game. The 29-year-old winger has done alright in a limited role lately, with a goal, an assist and 10 hits in four contests since he returned from a suspension. Kassian now has 32 points, 149 hits, 93 shots and a minus-1 rating in 56 appearances.

March 2, 2020 11:44 PM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Contributes goal in blowout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Monday's 8-3 win over the Predators.

The 29-year-old winger potted his 15th goal of the season to stretch the Oilers' lead to 6-3 during the third period. Kassian is up to 31 points, 144 hits, 91 shots and 69 PIM in 53 contests. He's in a third-line role currently -- that deployment isn't likely to lead to much offense for Kassian.

March 1, 2020 01:08 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Three hits in return from ban
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian recorded three hits in 18:13 during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

Kassian received a seven-game ban for kicking the Lightning's Erik Cernak on Feb. 13. The 29-year-old Kassian didn't return to his previous top-line role alongside Connor McDavid -- he instead played on Riley Sheahan's left wing on the third line. For the year, Kassian has 30 points, 142 hits and 69 PIM in 53 contests. His ability to contribute offense will be limited if he stays in a bottom-six assignment.

February 14, 2020 08:16 PM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Gets seven-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian received a seven-game suspension for his actions in Thursday's game against the Lightning.

Kassian kicked Erik Cernak in the chest with his skate blade, a dangerous play that wasn't penalized in the game. The 29-year-old winger served a two-game suspension in January -- he was deemed a repeat offender by the Department of Player Safety. The seven-game ban will keep Kassian off the ice until Feb. 29 versus the Jets.

February 14, 2020 10:32 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Set for in-person hearing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian will have an in-person hearing with the Department of Player Safety, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Kassian was seen kicking Tampa Bay's Erik Cernak in the chest with the blade of his skate, which the league will certainly have something to say about. Additional factors at play are the fact that Kassian wasn't penalized on the play and was suspended only a month ago for his action against Calgary's Matthew Tkachuk, both of which could serve to lengthen his ban. By holding the hearing in person, the league can suspend the winger for more than five games, something fantasy owners should probably expect at this point.

February 12, 2020 12:48 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Sets career high in points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian had an assist, two shots on goal and three hits in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Blackhawks.

Kassian picked up his second point in his last five games. He's now at a career-high 30 points in 51 contests this season. He's added 136 hits, 82 shots and 69 PIM. Offense may be hard to come by for the 29-year-old, who will see time on the third line with Connor McDavid (quadriceps) out.

February 2, 2020 01:20 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Pots early goal Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian netted a goal on two shots in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Flames.

Kassian's tally staked the Oilers to a 2-0 lead just 1:05 into the game. Surprisingly, the burly winger didn't get involved in the more physical parts of the rivalry match. With the tally, Kassian tied his career high in points at 29 -- a mark he also achieved in 2013-14. He's added 76 shots on goal, 128 hits and 69 PIM through 47 contests.

January 30, 2020 10:52 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Inks four-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian signed a four-year, $12.8 million contract extension with the Oilers on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

With the highly anticipated Battle of Alberta on tap Wednesday night, Kassian has garnered long-term security in Edmonton, as he's locked down through the 2023-24 season at an annual salary of $3.2 million. The 29-year-old has earned a spot alongside Connor McDavid on the top line this year, and he's generated 13 goals and 28 points over 44 games while staying physical with 123 hits and 64 PIM. He'll return to the lineup after a two-game suspension Wednesday versus the Flames.

January 13, 2020 07:12 PM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Served with two-game ban
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian received a two-game suspension after his actions in Saturday's contest against Calgary, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

It looks like Kassian will be starting his All-Star break a bit earlier than his teammates. The 28-year-old winger took exception to a hit from Matthew Tkachuk and dropped the gloves on his unsuspecting opponent. The Oilers have just two games remaining before the break, so expect Kassian to return on Jan. 29 against none other than the Flames.

January 12, 2020 10:04 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Meeting with NHL for fight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian will have a hearing Monday in front of the NHL Department of Player Safety after accruing two roughing minors and a 10-minute misconduct penalty in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

Kassian accrued a season-high 14 PIM in the loss, with two of his three infractions on the night coming late in the second period, when he began punching Matthew Tkachuk after taking offense to a hit from the Calgary forward. The 28-year-old will likely need to make a compelling case for his actions in Monday's hearing in order to avoid a suspension or fine.

January 5, 2020 12:28 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Provides assist Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian registered an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Bruins.

Kassian set up Connor McDavid in the third period. The physical winger has amassed six points and 22 hits in his last nine games. Kassian is at 28 points (13 goals, 15 helpers), 115 hits, 50 PIM and a plus-5 rating this season. He needs just one point to match his career high of 29, set in 2013-14 with the Canucks.

January 1, 2020 02:32 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Manages helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian posted an assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Rangers.

Kassian set up James Neal for the opening goal just 11 seconds into the game. With the helper, the 28-year-old has 27 points in 39 games, surpassing his output from 79 outings last year. Kassian has added 68 shots, 109 hits and 48 PIM this season.

December 22, 2019 12:56 PM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Extends point streak with assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian collected an assist, five hits and a fighting major in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.

Kassian was firing on all cylinders in this contest. He set up Leon Draisaitl for the opening goal at 1:30 of the first period, then fought Ben Chiarot in the second. The rowdy winger has a four-game point streak to bring him to 26 points through 36 games. He's added 104 hits, 48 PIM and 63 shots on goal.

December 21, 2019 02:04 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: On modest three-game point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian tallied a goal on three shots and added four hits in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.

Kassian got the Oilers on the board with a goal at 6:41 of the second period. In seven December appearances, the winger has four goals and two helpers to go with 12 hits and 14 PIM. He's at 25 points, 62 shots, 99 hits and 43 PIM through 35 contests this season.

December 19, 2019 01:20 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Snags assist in 500th career game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Blues.

Kassian was skating in his 500th career regular-season game. Kassian has four goals and two helpers over his last seven contests. The winger is up to 24 points, 95 hits and 59 shots on goal through 34 games.

December 17, 2019 02:00 PM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Opens scoring Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian tallied a goal on two shots in Monday's 2-1 win over the Stars.

Kassian's goal at 8:07 of the first period gave the Oilers an early lead, and they never looked back. He's up to a dozen goals and 23 points through 33 appearances this season. The winger has tacked on 94 hits, 43 PIM and 57 shots on goal.

December 13, 2019 02:52 AM
Oilers' Zack Kassian: Collects late assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kassian produced an assist in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.

More surprisingly, Kassian didn't have a hit for the second time in his last three games. The winger may be taking it easy after missing two contests with a back injury. For the year, Kassian has 22 points, 53 shots on goal, 91 hits and 43 PIM in 31 appearances.

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Windsor, ON
Edmonton Oilers

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