Posted September 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Gettyimageproxy.ashx_requesturl_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f79645556.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf19361bd7ca3e9276c31d688d261fb00519d
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 Gagner is out indefinitely. The 24-year-old Gagner had 14 goals and 38 points in 48 games with the Oilers last season. He has 91 goals and 167 assists in 414 games over six seasons with Edmonton.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Oilers F Gagner has broken jaw

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...

Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner tweets nightmarish iamge of broken jaw (pic)

  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...

Oilers announce Sam Gagner out indefinitely with broken jaw

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.

Gagner injury creates huge void for Oilers

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...

Vancouver’s Zack Kassian Facing Suspension After Reckless High-Stick on Sam Gagner (Video)

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...

Zack Kassian Suspended Five Regular-Season Games, Remainder of Preseason for High-Stick on Sam Gagner

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....

With Nugent-Hopkins in recovery and Gagner out, OIlers have a larger hole to fill in the middle of the lineup

Centre of gravity? Absolutely. 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...

Preseason Suspensions Impact Fantasy Hockey

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...

Photo: Oilers’ Sam Ganger tweets pic of *gruesomely* broken jaw

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?

NHL Reviewing Two Hits From Vancouver/Edmonton Game Played On Saturday

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...

Video- The Kassian Stick-Swing

via NHL.com, 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...

Is Zack Kassian Dirty...???

((HT: Sportsnet)) 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...

Zack Kassian to get another look with twins, but does he fit?

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...

GARTH'S CORNER: Kassian Suspended For 8 Games

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...

Skilled and strong, Kassian still a work in progress

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was rattling off a list of the considerable talents of his new linemate Zack Kassian when a suggested comparable froze him like a Zdeno Chara cross check. For everything Kassian may become for all the Canucks are counting on the 22-year-old to be this season a Todd Bertuzzi comparison went too far. "Bert is maybe the best player I'...
Oilers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.