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Zack Kassian Could Miss Some Time With Lower Body Injury

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Injury occurred after collision with Canadiens’ Shea Weber in Wednesday’s loss

Montreal Canadiens v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Zack Kassian left last night’s game after a collision with Montréal’s Shea Weber early in the first period. In just his second shift on the game, Kassian collided with the Habs’ captain behind the net, which resulted in Kassian unable to put much weight on his left skate. Kassian gingerly skated to the Oilers bench, and did not return.

Kassian was to undergo testing today to figure out the length and severity of his injury. Word now comes from Oilers’ reporter Daniel Nugent-Bowman that Kassian may be out for some time. Kassian has already missed of a significant amount of time this season after sustaning an upper body injury during a fight with Ottawa’s Erik Gudbranson. A player who loves to get under the skin of his opponents, Kassian has scored five points (2-3-5) in 27 games so far this season and is in the first year of a four year contract.

Kassian (lower body) would join an injured list that contains Jujhar Khaira (possible concussion) after Khaira took a hit to the head from Canadiens defenceman Alexander Romanov on Monday. Joakim Nygard is also day-to-day (undisclosed).