Zach Kassian RUMORS & NEWS

  • Canucks' Kassian banned three games for boarding

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon during NHL Game No. 944 in Dallas on Thursday, March 6, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. Kassian is considered a..." March 08

  • Zack Kassian showing Canucks signs of maturity

    Vancouver Sun "Zack Kassian turns 23 on Friday and it’s probably not a coincidence that the Vancouver Canucks winger is showing signs that he is beginning to get what it takes to be a NHL regular. Kassian did a couple of nice things in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win in Edmonton over the Oilers. For starters, he..." January 23

  • Canucks find positives in Tom Sestito, Zack Kassian

    Vancouver Sun "Amid the rubble of another late-game collapse, Vancouver Canuck head coach John Tortorella suggested he would try to seek the positives because, well, what the hell else was there to do? We think we found two for him: Tom Sestito and Zack Kassian. The big men both played like big men in the..." January 09

  • Zack Kassian making the switch from ‘project’ to player

    Vancouver Province "Zack “The Project” Kassian doesn’t quite know what to make of the label applied by John Tortorella — a moniker that has stuck to the mercurial winger like gum to a shoe. And he doesn’t know what to make of probably being in the Edmonton Oilers’ crosshairs Friday for his errant, off-balance,..." December 12

  • Canucks' Zack Kassian expresses sympathy for Maple Leafs' David Bolland

    Toronto Sun "Zack Kassian had no idea. Informed that the Maple Leafs' David Bolland had been taken to a local hospital for surgery after Kassian's skate had sliced a tendon in the left ankle area of the Toronto forward, the Vancouver bad boy was caught completely off guard. "Really? That's tough," the..." November 03

  • Zack Kassian ready to get ‘nailed’ for fitness

    Vancouver Sun "Even though he was up early Wednesday morning helping to raise money for the Vancouver Sun’s Raise-A-Reader initiative Zack Kassian was neither grouchy or upset at the comments from Canuck head coach John Tortorella the previous night. Tortorella talking pre-game in San Jose noted that..." September 26

  • Canucks' Weise and Kassian have Monday hearing with NHL

    TSN.ca "Vancouver Canuck forwards Dale Weise and Zack Kassian will be called to the carpet on Monday for events that occurred in Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers. Weise will have his hearing with the NHL head office over the phone while the league has requested an in-person hearing with..." September 23

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    VAN's Zack Kassian gets 5 regular season games and rest of pre-season for highsticking Gagner.

  • Canucks’ Kassian suspended 8 games for breaking Sam Gagner's jaw

    Vancouver Sun "Vancouver Canucks right-winger Zack Kassian pleaded his case with the NHL's department of safety Monday but it apparently fell on deaf ears. Kassian was suspended for eight games by league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan — three in pre-season and the first five of the regular season — for..." September 23

  • Eakins: Kassian high stick ‘a disturbing play by a disturbing player’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Oilers are none too pleased with the Canucks. On Monday both Edmonton players and coaches voiced displeasure with events from Saturday night’s 5-2 win during which Vancouver’s Zack Kassian broke Sam Gagner‘s jaw with a high stick and Dale Weise threw an elbow at Taylor Hall. First up..." September 23

  • Zack Kassian to get another look with twins, but does he fit?

    Vancouver Sun "John Tortorella is assembling the puzzle pieces that are his Vancouver Canucks and he still doesn’t know just where Zack Kassian fits. It’s clear he’d like Kassian to slide in alongside the Sedin twins on Vancouver’s first line and develop into the type of power forward many project him to..." September 23

  • Skilled and strong, Kassian still a work in progress

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was rattling off a list of the considerable talents of his new linemate Zack Kassian when a suggested comparable froze him like a Zdeno Chara cross check. For everything Kassian may become for all the Canucks are counting on the 22-year-old to be this..." September 21

  • Canucks’ Torts backs Zack, touts top role for Kassian

    Vancouver Sun "Like just about everyone else John Tortorella is intrigued by Zack Kassian. He sees the combination of size strength and skill and thinks about the kind of player Kassian could become. “You know I have heard so many good things about him” the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks said..." September 12

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