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9 Zack Kassian RW
Height/Weight: 6-3/214 | Birthdate: 1/24/1991 | Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada | Team: Vancouver Canucks | College: None | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary: $900,000 | Owned/Started%: 18/2 | Average Draft Position: 200.96
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11/28/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks Place Kassian On IR

News: Zack Kassian (finger) was moved to injured reserve Friday.
Analysis: The winger was ruled out for the entirety of the Canucks' seven-game road trip that kicks off Friday, so by moving Zack Kassian to IR, the team will be able to open up a roster spot for an extra forward. Kassian is expected to miss two-to-three weeks due to the finger injury.

11/27/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian (Finger) Out 2-3 Weeks

News: Zack Kassian has been ruled out for two-to-three weeks due to a finger injury, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Zack Kassian will be forced to miss at least the next seven games with the Canucks, since he didn't join the team in Columbus for the start of their road trip. The finger injury appears to have stemmed from a slash he took during Tuesday's win over the Devils, and will more than likely result in his second trip to injured reserve of the season. The Canucks could choose to call up a forward from the minors in order to give them some more depth during the road swing.

11/27/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Nursing Injury

News: Zack Kassian took a slash to the arm in Tuesday's win over the Devils and didn't travel with the team to Columbus in advance of Friday's game Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Friday's game will mark the start of a seven-game road trip for the Canucks, so the fact that Zack Kassian isn't traveling with the team wouldn't seem encouraging. It's possible he could rejoin the Canucks on the trip at some point if he's able to practice on his own back in Vancouver, but fantasy owners should prepare to be without his services for the next few games. The recent return to health by winger Alex Burrows lessens the Canucks' need to have Kassian available.

11/15/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks Activate Kassian

News: Zack Kassian (leg) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.
Analysis: The Canucks sent down Nicklas Jensen to AHL Utica to clear a spot for Zack Kassian's return. Kassian missed his fifth straight game Friday with the leg injury, but he's been practicing the last couple of days and should be close to 100 percent healthy for the Canucks' next game Wednesday versus the Oilers.

11/14/2014

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Canucks' Kassian Likely Out Again Friday

News: Zack Kassian (leg) skated as an extra at Friday's morning skate, suggesting he won't make his return to ice in the evening against the Coyotes.
Analysis: Zack Kassian will miss his fifth straight contest with the injury, but the fact that he was able to resume practicing Thursday provides hope that he might not be too far off of a return. The winger was moved to injured reserve over the past weekend, so the Canucks would have to make a roster move in order to facilitate his return to the lineup once he's ready to go.

11/13/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Back At Practice

News: Zack Kassian (leg) returned to practice Thursday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: With Kevin Bieksa absent from practice, Zack Kassian stepped in to take reps at defense rather than at his usual spot on the wing. The fact that Kassian wasn't taking part in regular line work would seem to suggest that the Canucks won't activate him for Friday's game against the Coyotes, but more clarity on his status should come after the team's morning skate.

11/10/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks Place Kassian On IR

News: Zack Kassian (leg) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.
Analysis: The move to injured reserve indicates that the Canucks didn't expect to have Zack Kassian back until at least the weekend, meaning he'll miss his fourth straight game Tuesday against the Senators. Brandon DeFazio was recalled from AHL Utica in a corresponding move.

11/9/2014

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Canucks' Kassian (Leg) Out Sunday

News: Zack Kassian (leg) will not play Sunday against the Ducks, John Abbott of TSN reports.
Analysis: It will be the third straight absence for Zack Kassian, who did not play Thursday or Saturday. The extent of his lower-body injury is unknown at this time, but continue to consider him day-to-day.

11/9/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Likely Out Saturday

News: Zack Kassian (leg) is expected to miss Saturday's game against the Kings, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Zack Kassian will miss his second straight game while he battles a leg injury suffered Wednesday night. Nicklas Jensen will take his spot in the Canucks' lineup.

11/6/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Out With Lower-Body Injury

News: Zack Kassian will not play Thursday because of a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Zack Kassian entered the game with four points (two goals and two assists), a number that will hold steady as the 23-year-old will misses his first game of the season. Bo Horvat will dress in his place.

10/22/2014

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Canucks' Kassian Pots Goal Tuesday

News: Zack Kassian potted a goal in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Stars.
Analysis: The score snapped a three-game pointless drought for Zack Kassian, who hasn't been especially active on either offense or defense this season. He's attempted only eight shots and has gathered seven hits and no blocks in five games -- numbers that don't offer much to get excited about.

10/9/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Finds Twine Vs. Flames

News: Zack Kassian scored a goal, recorded three shots on goal, and was credited with two PIM in Wednesday's season-opening win vs. Calgary.
Analysis: Zack Kassian looked good on the third line with Brad Richardson and Linden Vey, but he could get bumped up into the top-six at some point this season . The gritty winger will provide fantasy owners with elite PIM numbers and should improve on the career-high 14 goals he recorded in 2013-14.

10/6/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Skating On Third Line

News: Zack Kassian skated on the third line alongside Linden Vey and Brad Richardson in Saturday's preseason finale win over Edmonton.
Analysis: Zack Kassian, who failed to record a point in three preseason games, appears set to start the season in a bottom-six role. The 23-year-old power forward led the Canucks in scoring in the second half of the 2013-14 season, finishing with a career-high 14 goals and 29 points. While Radim Vrbata is set to play with the Sedin twins on the top unit, Kassian should have the chance to earn himself a spot on the second line. Kassian likely needs a permanent role in the top-six to exhibit his full scoring potential.

7/4/2014

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Kassian Re-Signs With Canucks For Two Years

News: Zack Kassian re-signed with the Canucks on a two-year, $3.5 million contract Thursday, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Zack Kassian took a small step forward in his age-23 season with the Canucks, supplying 14 goals and 14 assists over 29 games. Following the signing of Radim Vrbata on Wednesday, Kassian will have to battle with Jannik Hansen in training camp to claim the final spot on the Canucks' second line. It's also possible that both players get extended runs on the second line during the regular season, with the coaching staff ultimately deciding which of the two players fits better next to Nick Bonino and Alexandre Burrows.

4/13/2014

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Zack Kassian

Kassian Scores In Canucks' Loss

News: Zack Kassian collected a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss at Edmonton.
Analysis: He's one point shy of the 30-point mark (14-15-29) and will have one last opportunity to reach that benchmark when the Canucks close the season at home against Calgary on Sunday. We like his career development path so far; next season's value will depend on his line assignment.

4/6/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Continues To Put Up Points

News: Zack Kassian set up Brad Richardson's game-winning goal and was plus-1 in Saturday's win over the Kings. Kassian now has eight points in his last six games.
Analysis: Zack Kassian showed tremendous patience on the game-winner, holding onto the puck before dishing out a perfect pass to Richardson. It took some time, but Kassian is finally starting to show signs of living up to his potential. He has 13 goals and 27 points in 69 games this season playing on Vancouver's third line, but this late success could point to a breakout next season.

4/5/2014

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Canucks' Kassian Healthy

News: Zack Kassian (knee) is not listed as one of the Canucks' injured players for Saturday's game against the Kings, the The Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Zack Kassian took a big hit during Tuesday's game, but it looks like nothing ever came of it. He has seven points over the last five games but just 26 for the season.

4/1/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Leaves With Knee Injury

News: Zack Kassian was taken into the end boards Tuesday against the Rangers, and needed assistance to get off the ice due to an apparent right knee injury, the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard reports.
Analysis: He had been heating up of late, posting two goals in his last three games. Owners will want to monitor his status going forward, as it's not clear if he will be able to return to Tuesday's game.

3/28/2014

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Canucks' Kassian Scores For Second Straight Game

News: Zack Kassian scored for the second straight game in Thursday's overtime loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis: Zack Kassian is heating up lately, tallying six points (two goals and four assists) in his last three games. Even though he only has 13 goals and 12 assists in 66 games this season, the 23-year-old appears destined to finish the season in impressive fashion. However, he has battled consistency issues, so don't get too excited, as he could quickly fall into a slump. It would be nice for fantasy owners if Kassian could get bumped up from the third line, as his fantasy value is limited due to his lack of ice time.

3/27/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Scores 12th Of Season

News: Zack Kassian scored his 12th goal of the season in Wednesday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Zack Kassian also recorded a game-high four shots on goal in his 14:50 of ice time. After notching four assists Sunday against Buffalo, Kassian now has five points in his last two games, and he now has 12 goals and 12 assists in 65 contests this year. He's currently playing on the third line, but could see increased ice time if the Canucks happen to fall out of playoff contention.

3/23/2014

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Canucks' Kassian Tallies Four Assists

News: Zack Kassian picked up four helpers and was a plus-4 against the Sabres on Sunday.
Analysis: This gives Zack Kassian a whopping 12 assists on the season. The only thing he's done this year of note is rack up penalty minutes.

3/7/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Suspended Three Games

News: Zack Kassian has been suspended three games for his hit on Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon in Thursday's loss to the Stars, CBC's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Analysis: Zack Kassian was previously suspended for the first five games of the season, after he broke the jaw of Edmonton's Sam Gagner with a high stick in preseason play. With just 18 points through 59 games, Kassian has drawn more attention for his disciplinary hearings than his play. Assuming he serves the suspension immediately, Kassian will be back for next Friday's game (Mar. 14) in Washington.

3/7/2014

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Zack Kassian

Canucks' Kassian Ejected In Loss To Dallas

News: Zack Kassian was handed a game misconduct and a five-minute major for boarding Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon during the first period of Thursday's loss to Dallas. Kassian will face a disciplinary hearing, CBC's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Analysis: Zack Kassian hasn't contributed much offense as of late, but he now has 118 PIM on the year, which is seventh overall in the NHL. The 23-year-old winger was already suspended for five games earlier this season for a high-sticking infraction on Oilers forward Sam Gagner. Kassian only has one point in his last seven games, but has tallied 11 goals and 18 points in 59 games on the year.

2/17/2014

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Canucks' Kassian Brings Physical Presence

News: Zack Kassian has 10 goals and seven assists in 54 games this season.
Analysis: The winger also provides a physical presence for the Canucks, and has racked up 101 PIM this season. Expect him to continue playing a depth role moving forward, although he can provide some PIM for fantasy teams in need.

1/21/2014

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Canucks' Kassian Cracks Double-Digit Goals

News: Zack Kassian scored his 10th goal of the year, and it turned out to be the winner in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Edmonton.
Analysis: In parts of two NHL seasons before this year, Zack Kassian hadn't exceeded seven goals, so this is a nice milestone for the young winger. His fantasy value is largely defined by his PIM contributions right now, but Kassian has very real offensive upside as well.