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Canucks' Kassian faces disciplinary hearing

Sunday, 09.22.2013 / 8:25 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Canucks' Kassian faces disciplinary hearing
Vancouver Canucks forward 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.

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.