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 for any suspension that can exceed five games.
At 18:33 of the second period, Kassian was assessed a double-minor for high -sticking after his stick hit Edmonton forward Sam Gagner in the face.
Gagner left the game and did not return. The Oilers announced Sunday that Gagner is out indefinitely with a broken jaw.
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: high-sticking. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.
Edmonton won the game, 5-2.
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