Zach Kassian RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oilers, Kassian optimistic about extending 'good marriage'

    Edmonton Sun "It was a long, hard fall from grace, but Zack Kassian believes he couldn’t have asked for a better place to land. On the occasion of his first game against his old team since the Canucks turned the page on him last summer, Kassian told reporters he has no time to dwell on the opportunity he let..." March 19

  • Zack Kassian: 'Best thing for my career was probably the car accident'

    Edmonton Journal "Zack Kassian is neither embarrassed, nor bitter at the Canadiens as he returns to Montreal for the first time since the early morning truck accident that landed him in the NHL’s substance abuse program. The crash, and subsequent tough love from the Habs organization, was exactly what he needed..." February 06

  • Canadiens acquire goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Edmonton Oilers in return for Zack Kassian "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced the acquisition of goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Edmonton Oilers on Monday in return for forward Zack Kassian. Scrivens, 29, displays a 2-6-1 record in 10 games thus far this season with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors, along with a..." December 28

  • Could the Oilers be on the verge of making a trade?

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the NHL’s holiday roster freeze expiring tonight at midnight, there’s reason to wonder if Edmonton Oilers are on the verge of making a trade. The Oilers have reportedly recalled goalie Eetu Laurikainen from HPK Hameenlinna in Finland. That gives them three minor-league goalies on their AHL..." December 27

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    John Lu @JohnLuTSNMtl

    #Habs say that after speaking with Zack Kassian's agent he has been asked by the team to not report to the AHL IceCaps until further notice.

  • Canadiens’ Kassian taken to hospital after car crash

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian was treated in hospital for minor injuries after being involved in a single car accident early Sunday morning, a team spokesperson has confirmed. According to a report in the Montreal Gazette, a truck crashed into a tree around 6 a.m. Sunday morning. " October 04

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Hearing from a source that Zack Kassian has been dealt to the Habs

  • Canucks' Benning: "We're not looking to move Zack Kassian"

    Nichols on Hockey "On how many calls he’s taken on Zack Kassian: “We’ve talked to a few teams on Zack, but listen - we know that Zack’s a unique player because it’s hard to find players with size and with skill and the hands that he has, so we’re not looking to move Zack. We want to just keep working with him and..." February 20

  • Canucks winger Zack Kassian befuddled by latest benching

    Vancouver Sun "Zack Kassian appears befuddled with his plight as a Vancouver Canuck. The hulking right winger was a healthy scratch Sunday and, on Monday, his emotions began to boil over. It was the third time in the last seven games that he has been taken out of the lineup. “I don’t even know what the hell..." February 03

  • Kassian on potential trade: ‘If it happens, it happens’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Zack Kassian was once again a healthy scratch last night for the Vancouver Canucks. And once again his absence from the lineup, this time in Philadelphia, had people buzzing about a possible trade of the 23-year-old winger. So, how did Kassian, who vowed a couple of weeks ago that he wouldn’t..." January 16

  • Canucks Zack Kassian remains out of line-up, but promises big things once he gets back in

    Vancouver Province "In our New Year’s Day haze, here are five things we’re pondering heading into the Kings invading Rogers this evening. 1. The Canucks have points in four straight (3-0-1) and are coming off that impressive 3-1 road win over the San Jose Sharks. That said, isn’t a match-up with a physical Kings..." January 02

  • Report: Kassian a trade possiblity for Bruins?

    CSN New England "Another Bruins trade target name to consider, courtesy of Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman, is underachieving Vancouver Canucks power forward Zack Kassian. He’s 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and still young at 23, with the pedigree of a former first-round pick who was tapped to be a “future..." December 19

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Coach Desjardins confirms Zack Kassian will not join #Canucks on this trip. "It's a finger thing, he'll be out a few weeks."

  • Canucks' Kassian banned three games for boarding "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 "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 "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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