Canucks' Kassian Nets Game Winner: Zack Kassian netted the eventual game-winning goal Monday against the Blackhawks. (Updated 4/23/13)
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The goal was Zack Kassian's first since April 4 and just his second tally in the past 30 games. He saw under nine minutes of ice time Monday night, but his goal came while skating with the Sedin brothers on the Canucks' top line. Kassian had a successful stint on the first line to open up the season, so good things could come if he sticks with the Sedins and starts seeing more ice time. For now, monitor the young power forward. (Updated 4/23/13).
Zack Kassian was acquired by the Canucks in the Cody Hodgson deal prior to the trade deadline last season. In 44 games split between the Canucks and Sabres, Kassian totaled just 10 points (4 G, 6 A) in his first campaign at the NHL level. Despite his struggles, Vancouver remains high on the 21-year-old wingers upside. At 6-3, 214 pounds, Kassian has the size to be a physical power forward in the top-six, but he needs to refine his skills to cement himself in such a profilic spot. The Canucks figure to allow Kassian to work through his growing pains, but most of his ice time this season figures to be honing his skills on the third or fourth line. (Updated 8/14/12)