.EdmontonOilers forward Zack Kassian has been suspended seven games for kicking Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak‘s chest. Details ⬇
Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian has been suspended seven games for kicking Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak's chest.February 15, 2020 Kassian waived his right to an in-person hearing, and the NHL Department of Player Safety conducted a phone hearing on Friday afternoon instead. A two-game suspension for being an aggressor in the Matthew Tkachuk altercation in January made Kassian a repeat offender, which would’ve played a factor in the league’s decision this time. Being a repeat offender also means that this seven-game suspension will cost Kassian $166,463.41 in salary . During the first period of Thursday night’s game in Tampa Bay, Kassian became tangled with the Lightning player on the ice and he appeared to kick Cernak as they struggled to separate. “It felt like we were there a lifetime. We were down there for a while,” Kassian said after the game on Thursday. “He was holding my leg, it was reactionary. I was just trying to get him off me, kick him off me. I was just trying to get my foot loose.” Cernak added: “He kicked me right in the chest, so luckily that wasn’t higher. I knew right away when he was on the ice he kicked me. I think he was a little bit mad and I asked him what was wrong with him, because that’s not a right play to do on the ice, and he didn’t say nothing.” The Oilers close out their road trip with back-to-back games against the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes this weekend. %2Fhockey%2Fnhl%2Foilers-zack-kassian-suspended-seven-games-kicking-erik-cernak%2F Read more: Sportsnet
EdmontonOilers Joke. nhl needs to review and change personnel and system with Dops EdmontonOilers Y'all should hit up Parros for a job EdmontonOilers For that Stupidity act Should’ve been 10 games EdmontonOilers This is not good for the Oilers especially when McDavid is out too EdmontonOilers NHL Needs imseanavery to head player safety ☺️
EdmontonOilers Note to NHL players: If you want to injure a guy just take your stick and cross-check them to the head or throat. It’ll only cost you $5k. Well, that is if you play for Boston. They , or perhaps their organized crime friends, seem to have a special deal with the NHL. EdmontonOilers I would've suspended him for the rest of the season
EdmontonOilers What a joke. EdmontonOilers Great Job NHL now you failed to set a example again! Someone is going to be paralyzed or worse one day and its on you now. Even the minor Hockey leagues do more to prevent these things. EdmontonOilers Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha sorry can't stop. About that asshole got his come up-ins.
EdmontonOilers sad considering he's been suspended more than a half dozen times before. with a repeat offender like this, he should be gone for the remainder of the season and playoffs.
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
EdmontonOilers 🤦♂️ EdmontonOilers Totally makes no sense. Kassian kicked his way out of a dog pile of bodies with no harm for 7 games and Gally takes a cross check to the thoat by Chara with mal-intent for a 5K fine. okidoki EdmontonOilers EdmontonOilers So when I take a blade and decide to slash someone in the chest with it will I get the same sentence? No pretty sure I’m going to jail for 15 to 20 but this is a sport so it’s OK?
EdmontonOilers Not much of a kick. EdmontonOilers Not enough. EdmontonOilers Should have been more for a repeat offender who JUST served a suspension and has displayed his absolute lack of self control FOR YEARS!!!!! EdmontonOilers this is beautiful because Oilers are going to need to play GOOD if they are going to get ANY points
EdmontonOilers Cross check to the face next time EdmontonOilers 7 games wow that’s it
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
EdmontonOilers 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. EdmontonOilers Remotely not enough!!!Like I said before Simon got 30 for stomping and he gets 7 for kicking?Ya let’s get rid of fighting instead 👎
EdmontonOilers Not enough EdmontonOilers At least he got suspended. Chara would have received 10k and a new pair of skates EdmontonOilers Should be 10 games
Zack Kassian kicks Erik Cernak in chest after hit and pile up - Sportsnet.caWatch as Zack Kassian of the Edmonton Oilers kicks Erik Cernak of the Tampa Bay Lightning after a hit and pile up. 20+ games. Maybe even rest of the season with no ability to appeal.
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
'What the hell is he thinking?': Twitter reacts to Zack Kassian skate kick to chest of Tampa playerNHL analyst Mike Johnson mike_p_johnson There are some things that everyone knows you can’t do in hockey, kicking is near the top of the list. You have to think Kassian will miss a few games…
Leon Draisaitl has chance to prove he can carry Oilers without McDavid - Sportsnet.caThis two- to three-week absence of Connor McDavid comes at a crucial point in the season for the EdmontonOilers. It’s a chance for Leon Draisaitl to show that he can carry a team offensively, with or without McDavid. (via SportsnetSpec) EdmontonOilers Spec Let’s do it? EdmontonOilers Spec He can’t EdmontonOilers Spec He's Malkin 2.0 Will rise to the occasion when the 'popular' dude is out