The Canadiens have acquired Zack Kassian from the Canucks for Brandon Prust and a 2016 5th round pick.
Kassian (back) will not play on Thursday.
Kassian will miss his second straight game with a back injury. He skated prior to the morning skate, but will not be able to play until he gets back into a full practice.
Kassian is day-to-day with back tightness.
Kassian was held out of Tuesday’s game with tightness in his back. He was replaced by Alex Burrows on the Canucks top-line. Burrows scored two goals, so it could be tough for Kassian to work his way back to the first line.
Kassian is expected to skate on the Canucks top-line on Sunday.
After serving as a healthy scratch on Wednesday, Kassian returned to score two goals on Friday and that has earned him a spot on a line with the Sedin twins on Sunday. He has registered five goals and two assists in his last seven games.
Source: Jon Abbott 02/22/15, 9:22 am EST
Kassian will be a healthy scratch for the Canucks.
Kassian has three goals and two assists in his last six games, but will come out of the lineup tonight in New York. With Kassian coming out, Brandon McMillan will make his Canucks debut.
Kassian will likely be back in the Canucks lineup on Saturday.
Kassian has been a healthy scratch in the last three games, but he is expected to get back into the lineup tonight vs. the Penguins. Kassian has just six points (2G / 4A) in 26 games this season.
Kassian (finger) will return to the lineup on Saturday vs. the Red Wings.
Kassian missed the last 14 games with a finger injury, but will be back in tonight vs. Detroit. Kassian will skate on the third line with Shawn Matthias and Brad Richardson. He has five points (2G / 3A) with a minus-5 rating and 26 PIMS in 17 games this season.
Source: @VanCanucks 01/3/15, 9:19 am EST
Kassian (finger) will not play on Tuesday.
Kassian has not yet been cleared to play, so he will be held out of the lineup again tonight. Kassian believes he is ready, but still need medical clearance.
Source: Dan Murphy 12/30/14, 9:57 am EST
Kassian (finger) participated in Canucks practice on Sunday.
Kassian skated on his own on Saturday but is participating in his first practice since suffering a finger injury on November 25th. Kassian is targeting a post-Christmas break return to the Canucks lineup and it would appear as if he is on track for that.
Kassian will be out 2-3 weeks with a finger injury.
Kassian was injured in the Canucks win over the Devils on Tuesday. He will be out until mid-December and likely miss at least the next seven games. With Kassian out, Linden Vey wille get back onto the third line and top power-play.
Kassian (leg) will return to the Canucks lineup on Wednesday.
Kassian, who has missed the last five games, was activated from IR on the weekend and will play tonight in Edmonton. Kassian has two goals and two assists in 13 games this season.
Kassian (leg) will not play on Saturday.
Kassian was not on the ice for the Canucks game day skate and will miss his second straight game. With Kassian out, Nicklas Jensen, who was recalled on Friday, is expected to be in the lineup for the first time this season.
Source: Ben Kuzma 11/8/14, 10:17 am EST
Kassian is set to return from his three-game suspension on Friday.
Kassian was suspended for a hit on Stars D-man Brenden Dillion on March 6. The Canucks will not need to make a call-up for the Ryan Kesler injury with Kassian returning to the lineup. He has 11 goals and seven assists (18 points) with a minus-10 rating and 118 penalty minutes in 59 games this season.
The NHL have suspended Zack Kassian for three games for his boarding penalty on Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon.
Kassian tracked Dillon down through the neutral zone, but when Dillon dumped the puck in and turned to go for a change, Kassian drove him into the boards from behind. He was assessed a boarding major and a game misconduct on the play. Kassian is eligible to return to the Canucks lineup next Friday in Winnipeg.
Kassian will be a healthy scratch today.
Kassian took a bad penalty that led to a Rangers power-play goal in yesterday's 5-2 loss. He has just one goal and a minus-5 rating in his last eight games, obviously coach Tortorella wants to see more discipline and production out of this edgy forward. Zac Dalpe will dress in his place.
Source: @VanCanucks 12/1/13, 7:01 am EST
Kassian returns to the Canucks lineup after his eight game suspension (3 preseason, 5 regular season).
Kassian will skate on the Canucks third line with David Booth and Brad Richardson. He had seven goals and four assists (11 points) in 39 games last season.
VAN's Zack Kassian gets 5 regular season games and rest of pre-season for highsticking Gagner.
Gagner lost teeth and broke his jaw as a result of Kassian's high-stick.
Kassian returns to play in bottom six.
Kassian was called-up today and Bill Sweatt was sent down. Kassian will play on the Canucks third line with Maxim Lapierre and Nicklas Jensen. He played in the AHL after being sent down, so the Canucks are giving him another chance.
Source: Dan Murphy 04/4/13, 10:32 am EST
#Canucks have sent winger Zack Kassian to #Wolves for conditioning stint.
Kassian has missed eight of the last nine games with a back injury. He has not been fantasy worthy since being taken off the Sedin's line early in the season.
Source: Ben Kuzma 03/31/13, 9:55 am EST
#canucks Zack Kassian a game time decision but he was out early for morning skate and then stayed out late. My guess: no line-up changes.
Kassian has missed the Canucks last five games with a back injury. It doesn't sound like he will return tonight, but monitor his status prior to puck-drop to be sure.