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If you don’t know how to work a YouTube video, I’ll recap it for you: Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian tried to hit Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner but missed him by like two feet. He still wanted to hit him, though, so he spun around with his stick in the air and basically backfisted Gagner in the jaw with it. Gagner was taken away with a broken jaw, and Kassian, at least in my head, had the rest of the Oilers descend upon him with extreme prejudice.But hey, getting hit in the face with a stick is part of the game. Gagner decided that selfies were in order, and uploaded a picture of the kind of grotesquely swollen jaw you can only get from stick backfists or addiction to nerve tonic. I can’t say with confidence that his teeth didn’t look like that BEFORE he got hit, but it certainly doesn’t look right.AAAHHHAAAHHHThe bottom half of his mouth looks like the ruins of a building. Motherf*cker looks like the Sarlacc pit. Man, the season hasn’t even officially begun yet and w...
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Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner will miss the start of the regular season with a broken jaw.
Gagner was hurt in Edmonton's 5-2 exhibition win over the Canucks on Saturday.
Gagner collided on the side boards with Vancouver's Zack Kassian, and Kassian's stick knocked out some of Gagner's teeth.
Kassian received a four-minute penalty on the play.
The team says...
Following a hearing with the NHL’s disciplinary brass on Monday, Vancouver Canucks right-winger Zack Kassian was suspended for eight games – three presason games and the first five of the regular season — as punishment for a reckless high stick that caught Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner in the face during a preseason match-up between […]The post Edmonton Oilers center...
Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner was in hospital Sunday with his jaw reportedly broken in two places after taking a stick to the face from Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian during their pre-season game on Saturday night.
Apparently Gagner’s jaw wasn’t wired shut after the incident. That would most likely mean a six to eight week recovery but he could still be out for many...
Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner will miss some time to start the season.
The team announced on Sunday that Gagner will be out indefinitely with a broken jaw suffered in a preseason game with the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
NHL director of player safety Brendan Shanahan and the rest of his office aren’t getting any breaks even if it is only the preseason.
There’s been plenty of nasty play so far in the exhibition slate, and that was continued Saturday night in the Oilers-Canucks games. While the infraction was seemingly a mistake, there could certainly be discipline on the way for Vancouver’s...
The effects of preseason actions continue to spill over into the regular season.
Vancouver’s Zack Kassian has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason slate, as well as five regular-season games for his hit on Sam Gagner in Saturday night’s game. Kassian’s high-stick on the Oilers center resulted in Gagner losing some teeth, in addition to suffering a broken jaw....
Centre of gravity?
Those gaping month-long holes down the middle of Edmonton’s line-up are as grave as it gets for a team that was already Spandex thin at centre.
With Sam Gagner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins lost until November the Oilers are now left with the urgent task of having to replace their top two centres for as many as 14 games.
“We’re hopeful we have the...
Sam Gagner shows off his broken jaw in a picture from his Twitter feed.
Can someone explain what has been going on this preseason? The NHL resembles “Slap Shot” more and more with some of the outlandish behavior and actions that have gone on.
And it’s only the preseason!
Toronto forward Phil Kessel has a disciplinary hearing this afternoon to discuss his role in a preseason...
Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian swung his stick at Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner's face, breaking his jaw. Want to see the gross photo?
Vancouver Canucks right wing Zack Kassian will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday for a high-sticking incident during a preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night at Rexall Place.
Kassian was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement...
NHL reviewing VAN Dale Weise's hit on EDM Taylor Hall/VAN Zack Kassian high stick on EDM Sam Gagner. No word yet on if hearings will follow.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 22, 2013
You can watch both hits in this video via Sportsnet. The Weise hit on Hall is around the :25 second mark and the hit on Gagner is at the 1:05 mark but you only have a far away...
Vancouver Canucks right wing Zack Kassian faces a phone hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety after breaking the jaw of Oilers winger Sam Gagner Saturday night.
The league offered Kassian an in-person hearing which means he could face a suspension of more than five games.
The Oilers announced Sunday that Gagner is out indefinitely with a...
I’m pleased to welcome another new free agent signing to RobTheHockeyGuy: Steve Lancashire. Steve lives in Calgary but is originally from Duncan, BC. He is a lifelong Canucks fan and has experience writing for the University of Victoria newspaper.
I was going to start my blogging venture with a nice fluff piece about what a good job John Tortorella has been doing thus far. Then...
John Tortorella is assembling the puzzle pieces that are his Vancouver Canucks and he still doesn’t know just where Zack Kassian fits.
It’s clear he’d like Kassian to slide in alongside the Sedin twins on Vancouver’s first line and develop into the type of power forward many project him to be.
So far that Kassian puzzle piece hasn’t exactly snapped into place. The 22...
The Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade is looking better for the Buffalo Sabres by the day.
The former Sabres forward has been slapped with an eight game suspension by Brendan Shanahan for hos high stick to the face of Oilers forward Sam Gagner on Saturday night. Kassian will have to sit out the final three Canucks preseason games. He will also be suspended for the first...