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Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended for seven games by the NHL on Friday for kicking Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak.Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended for seven games by the NHL on Friday for kicking Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak . Kassian and Cernak were tangled up late in the first period of Edmonton's 3-1 loss in Tampa on Thursday night when Oilers forward Josh Archibald was knocked down and took both of them to the ice with him. With all three players in a pile, Cernak got up to one knee. Kassian, who was still on his back, drew his right leg back and delivered a kick to Cernak's chest. Kassian had argued that he was trying to disentangle himself from the pile of players, but the NHL's department of player safety dismissed that idea in a statement, noting that pileups occur regularly in hockey games without anyone getting kicked. The suspension comes a month after Kassian was suspended two games for grabbing Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk by the collar, throwing him to the ice, and punching him several times. That altercation occurred in the second period of the Flames' 4-3 home win over the Oilers on Jan. 11. Kassian received two minor penalties for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct. His attack on Tkachuk followed a hard check into the boards by the Flames player that sent Kassian's helmet flying. Tkachuk refused to fight Kassian after the hit, a decision that was widely debated by fans and commentators. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 14, 2020. Read more: TSN
JayAndDan When are they going to announce the rest of the suspension? JayAndDan I thought he was going to get 2-4 games. Not all that shocked that he got 7. NHL Player Safety is a joke, anyways. Ignoring a bunch of stuff that warrants suspension, but lets them go without lifting a finger. This guy is so shit, how does Edmonton even think this guy is part of a future there, were watching in real time the best player in the world being wasted like we've never seen before, what a shit show
JayAndDan Should have got the rest of the season, there is no place in our game for that crap!!! TSN1260 Not even penalized on the play. NHL officials are so good at their jobs. JayAndDan I'm off teamkasian this move was low very low Dude is have a good season. Just got a contract extension. Maybe this will settle him down a bit.
JayAndDan Who cares. He is a Waste of skin. Should have just crosschecked him in the chickletts..that's only $5K. Oh no!! Playoff hopes gone! No Mcdavid and no Kaasin outsidelooking
Oilers' Zack Kassian to have in-person hearing for kick on Erik Cernak - Sportsnet.caEdmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian will have an in-person hearing for his kick to the chest of Tampa Bay Lightning's Erik Cernak. EdmontonOilers TBLightning He was just acting. It wasn’t real. EdmontonOilers TBLightning Wow. A picture of him with his head up. Knew he could do it EdmontonOilers TBLightning
SportsCentre Kassian only 7 and Chara 0...🤯 karen_surman Should be 15-20 games. What a joke. One of the biggest meatheads that was lucky to play the game making judgements and decisions on suspensions 2 Game Max That deserved a suspension. You can't kick someone like that. 7 games though? And yet Chara gets a fine for cross checking a guy in the throat on purpose. The NHL players safety committee are brutal!!
JayAndDan Unhinged. Should have got the rest of the season. Insane! He needs to be a bruins captain for 1000 games before he gets to do whatever he wants on the ice People in the NFL getting fired for smoking weed, but hockey players can use skate blades and get 7 games 😂 YAAAAAY. Just another black eye for the Oilers. That hockey club will never learn.
What a crock
Reputation of Oilers' Zack Kassian looms amid latest incident - Sportsnet.ca“He has a reputation because — especially early on — he was making a name for himself.” EdmontonOilers' Zack Kassian isn't as crazy as you think. Not anymore. But after Thursday's incident, he earned whatever punishment is coming. (via SportsnetSpec) EdmontonOilers Spec Violence in sports = violence in society! EdmontonOilers Spec I don’t know, I kinda like “crazy”. EdmontonOilers Spec rogers shit net. way to blow the story way out of Proportion
I was expecting 10 or more so..... When he gets back, maybe he should be sent down to the farm. His idiocy may have costed his team and with Connor out to boot. Selfish, selfish, selfish!! TSN1260 So chara gets away with a stick to the throat and zack gets7 gamestell me how thats fair least chara shouldof got a few games
Not enough. What irks me is Edmonton tried to argue that Kassian's kick wasn't forceful. Seriously? Cernak could have been sliced. Sickening that EDM tried to defend this. There should be at least 1 more number before the 7 SportsCentre 7 is ok, I figured between 5-10. Drug testing required... SportsCentre 7 games for a repeat offender who was once suspended for breaking someones jaw with a reckless high stick. the nhl failed big time. this should be a 20-30 game suspension like chris simon got. chris simon was also suspended 25 games for a malicious high stick. league is a joke.
7 games for a guy trying to get up and his skate accidentally hits the other guys chest. Unbelievable. 🤪 SportsCentre How do you kick in hockey?
Oilers' Zack Kassian suspended seven games for kicking Erik Cernak - Sportsnet.ca.EdmontonOilers forward Zack Kassian has been suspended seven games for kicking Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak‘s chest. Details ⬇ EdmontonOilers Should be 10 games EdmontonOilers At least he got suspended. Chara would have received 10k and a new pair of skates EdmontonOilers Not enough
Live shot of the Department of Player Safety choosing the appropriate disciplinary action... Should have been more then 7 games. He should have got 10+ games. Little less than I expected, to be honest, but NHL Player Safety is impossible to get a read on. Next time cross check him in the throat, it's a freebie.
What a joke. PR_NHL NHLPlayerSafety Kassian has good abilities as a solid hockey player. Time to settle down on concentrating on helping his team. He’s not focused on what’s important. EdmontonOilers NHL lol Cross checks to the throat, hits from behind, no suspensions!!! Pushing a guy away with skate, YES, a suspension... 7 games is ridiculous.
This is light.
Oilers' Kassian waives right to in-person hearing for kick on Cernak - Sportsnet.caEdmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian has waived his right to have an in-person hearing for his kick to the chest of Tampa Bay Lightning's Erik Cernak. Kick him off the tour Doug! Can't face the music eh. Don't worry the department of player safety may just give you a fine with the way they handle these types of things It doesn't matter if it was hard or not! Any idiot knows you don't kick someone with razor sharp blades on! Grow up dude!! ZackKassian
My homies gonna start bringing skates to fights rather then knives, since the punishment is much less NHL player safety back at it again 🤡 Ouch, he’s playing really well this season. He tried to slit someone’s throat, shoulda been 9-10 games Chara get anything!? Lol ffs Rip oilers playoff chances Kassian be like...
Should be kicked out of the game guy cant control his temper
Tampa Bay Lightning beat Edmonton Oilers for ninth straight win - TSN.caYanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Oilers burned by Kassian's kick, Draisaitl's mistake - Sportsnet.caThe Edmonton Oilers fell on the road in Tampa Bay yet again, and received a double whammy thanks to Zack Kassian's actions. Spec Kassian and the Oil are once again proving what a perpetual joke and embarrassment they are Remember when that bozo was lecturing Tkachuk and the hockey world about 'respect'? That dude is pathetic. Enjoy paying him millions of dollars for years to come EdmontonOilers Losers.