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Kassian potted a goal in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Stars.

The score snapped a three-game pointless drought for Kassian, who hasn't been especially active on either offensive or defense this season. He's attempted only eight shots and has gathered seven hits and no blocks in five games, numbers that don't offer much to get excited about.

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Kassian scored a goal, recorded three shots on goal, and was credited with two PIM in Wednesday's season-opening win vs. Calgary.

Kassian looked good on the third line with Brad Richardson and Linden Vey, but he could get bumped up into the top-six at some point this season . The gritty winger will provide fantasy owners with elite PIM numbers and should improve on the career-high 14 goals he recorded in 2013-14.

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Kassian skated on the third line alongside Linden Vey and Brad Richardson in Saturday's preseason finale win over Edmonton.

Kassian, who failed to record a point in three preseason games, appears set to start the season in a bottom-six role. The 23-year-old power forward led the Canucks in scoring in the second half of the 2013-14 season, notching a career-high 14 goals and 29 points in the process. While Radim Vrbata is set to play with the Sedin twins on the top unit, Kassian should have the chance to earn himself a spot on the second line. Kassian likely needs a permanent role in the top-six to exhibit his full scoring potential.

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Zack Kassian thinks he received a "fair contract" from Vancouver based on where he's at in his career.

He will earn $1.5 million next year and $2 million the season after that. "I feel I can do more but you have to show that on the ice and that's coming in the next couple of years, and so on and so forth," he added. Kassian had 29 points and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games last year.

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Zack Kassian's agent, Paul Krepelka, confirmed that a two-year deal worth $3.5 million was signed with the Canucks on Thursday.

Kassian produced 14 goals, 29 points and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games with Vancouver last season. He is projected to play on the second or third line next year.

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Reports out of Vancouver suggest the Canucks are close to inking Zack Kassian to a two-year contract extension.

The well-known agitator registered 29 points in 73 games last season and though more offense was expected when he was acquired by Vancouver, he offers decent production for a third or fourth liner. We'll pass along the specifics of the deal if/when it comes to fruition.

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Zack Kassian presents an interesting problem for the Vancouver Canucks.

The right winger is about to be a restricted free agent. He has played 156 games with the Sabres and Canucks, compiling 25 goals and 25 assists. He scored 14 goals and added 15 assists in 73 games with Vancouver this season and ended stronger than he started it, with three goals and 10 points in his final 10 games, including a four-assist game against Edmonton March 23. Kassian's entry-level contract, which ended, had him making an average of $870,000 a season. His qualifying offer, according to CapGeek, would actually be lower than that. While a qualifying offer generally has to be an increase on a previous contract, part of Kassian's entry-level deal included a signing bonus and his base salary this past year was $810,000, meaning his qualifying offer would need to be, at minimum, $850,500. Check out analysis of this issue at http://vansunsportsblogs.com/2014/05/09/how-much-is-zack-kassian-worth/

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Zack Kassian continued his hot pace for the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night, scoring a goal and adding an assist in his team's 5-2 loss in Edmonton.

With one game left in the Canucks' regular season, Sunday against Calgary in Vancouver, Kassian has 14 goals and 15 assists. He's been the Canucks' leading scorer in 16 games since the Olympic break with 12 points. The Canucks have not had a good season and won't be in the playoffs, but Kassian gives them some optimism for the future. The same is true for Shawn Matthias, who also had a goal (his 12th) and an assist (11th) for the Canucks in Edmonton.

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Zack Kassian has three goals and a team-leading 10 points in 15 games since the Olympic break.

Kassian isn't known for his offensive abilities, but he's giving the Canucks a glimmer of hope that he might develop into a more well-rounded forward. "His whole game, with and without the puck, has been more consistent," Tortorella said. "And I think he has the puck more because he's been more consistent away from the puck." He has 13 goals and 27 points in 69 games this season.

Zack Kassian RW VAN 7 Months

Zack Kassian had an assist on Saturday to boost his scoring streak to four games.

Kassian has two goals and seven points in the four game streak to give him 13 goals and 26 points this season with 124 penalty minutes which is ninth best in the NHL.