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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kassian tallied a pair of goals on five shots and racked up 14 PIM in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes.
Kassian got the Oilers on the board midway through the second period and tied the game at 3-3 just under six minutes into the third. It was his first multi-goal game of the season and his five shots were a season high. The rugged winger now has 11 goals and 21 points in 30 games, and is enjoying a career year as he heads toward unrestricted free agency.
Kassian (back) was minus-1 and logged 17:22 of ice time in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to Buffalo.
After sitting out the previous three games with his injury, Kassian returned Monday and reclaimed his spot on the top line with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. It was a quiet return for the big winger, who was held without a shot on goal and did not record a hit. The 28-year-old has nine goals and 19 points in 28 games this season.
Coach Dave Tippett said Sunday that Kassian (back) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Buffalo.
Kassian has missed the last three contests with the back injury but returned to Friday's practice, suggesting he was nearing a return. The 28-year-old has been solid this campaign, racking up nine goals and 19 points in 28 games. It's unclear who will come out of the lineup in Kassian's stead, but the likely candidate is Josh Archibald.
Kassian (back) won't play Friday against the Kings, NHL.com's Derek Van Diest reports.
Kassian participated in Friday's morning skate, so he's definitely closing in on a return to the lineup, but he'll have to wait for Sunday's game against the Sabres for his next opportunity to do so. Once he's given the green light, the big-bodied winger should return to his spot skating alongside Connor McDavid on the Oilers' top line.
Kassian (back) is targeting a return in either Friday's matchup with Los Angeles or against Buffalo on Sunday.
Kassian missed the previous two games due to his back issue, but should be back in action in the near future. The winger recorded nine goals in 28 games prior to getting hurt and is on pace to shatter the personal best he set last year (15). When Kassian is cleared to play, he should get a look on the top line with Connor McDavid.
Kassian (back) won't be available for Wednesday's matchup with Ottawa, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Kassian will miss a second straight contest Wednesday, but he's still considered day-to-day with his back issue, so he could be ready to return as soon as Friday against L.A. Once he's given the green light, the big-bodied winger will return to his spot skating alongside Connor McDavid on the Oilers' top line.
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