Zack Kassian
RW EDM
4 days ago

Kassian garnered a power-play assist in Tuesday's 8-2 dismantling of the Golden Knights.

EDGE Analysis

With eight tallies on the night, it would almost have been a more impressive feat to not earn a point. Considering the winger has registered a mere three helpers on the year and is still looking for his first goal of the season, fantasy owners probably shouldn't be banking on him suddenly finding a consistent scoring touch.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
1 month ago

Kassian assisted on the game's opening goal during Saturday's loss to the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Kassian has been about what you should have expected through the first two games. In the season opener, he got in a fight. In the next game, he contributed low totals in multiple categories. He finished Saturday's tilt with an assist, a plus-1 rating, a shot, and two hits through 15:35 of ice time.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
2 months ago

Kassian wasted no time. He logged his first fight of the season in the first period of the first game, a 3-0 win over Calgary on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Kassian has averaged more than a penalty minute per game every year save his rookie campaign. He wound up with more than 100 minutes in three of the last four seasons, the lone exception being 81 minutes in 42 games during the 2014-15 season. If you're in a league that scores penalty minutes, Kassian has value, since he's additionally capable of putting the puck on net and logging some points. If not, there are probably guys on waivers who can score at the same rate and have higher upside.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
5 months ago

Kassian has signed a three-year, $5.85 million extension with the Oilers on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kassian is coming off his second season in Edmonton, where he was able to put up career numbers of 201 hits and 16 blocked shots, while also tallying seven goals and 17 assists. His improvement nets him a deal worth an average of just under $2 million per season, which should lock him in as one of the top reserves on the wing.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
7 months ago

Kassian scored the lone goal in Game 3 against the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

It was a clutch third-period tally from Kassian, who converted on a turnover with a backhander from the slot area. He was an absolute force in Game 2 and carried that momentum over into Sunday evening. He only scored seven times this season and is playing on the third line, but the playoffs are a new chapter, and Kassian's revamped play is one of the best ongoing stories in the early going.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
7 months ago

Kassian potted a shorthanded goal -- the first tally of his NHL playoff career -- en route to a Game 2 home win over the Sharks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Kassian forced a turnover at center ice and then was all alone, beating goalie Martin Jones with a wrister for the game's first goal. All-world forward talent Connor McDavid would ultimately sink a shorthanded goal of his own, but Kassian's marker was the one to set the tone for the Orange Crush.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
8 months ago

Kassian dished out a pair of helpers Tuesday against Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Kassian also tied Darnell Nurse's game-high plus-4 rating in this 7-1 win. He still has just 21 points in 66 appearances this season, but four of those have come in the past four games. It's unwise to expect much production from the bottom-six forward given that he has topped 15 minutes of playing time only four times.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
9 months ago

Kassian had a goal, two shots and a team-leading five hits in Edmonton's 4-3 win over Detroit on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

While he's not quite back to that impressive 42-game run in 2014-15 where he scored 10 goals, Kassian is contributing. He has depth value for deeper leagues, accumulating six goals and 18 points through 62 games. He's a depth player, certainly, but for a guy who almost played himself out of the NHL not too long ago, he's returned to the form you expect.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
10 months ago

Kassian recorded just two shots through 15:27 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

That five-game point streak is firmly in the rearview mirror, even though Tuesday's game saw him take up much more than his season average ice time of 12:01. If you're rostering Kassian, the point streak was gravy. There's little reason to expect that his production can continue at that level. He has 15 points in 49 games this season. The point streak caught him up to about the point pace that should be expected over the course of the season.

Zack Kassian
RW EDM
10 months ago

Though he saw just 10:55 of ice time, Kassian posted his third goal of the season in Wednesday's win over Florida.

EDGE Analysis

That's got to be a relief for Kassian, who scored two goals in the first six games of the season and hasn't seen the back of the net since. With an ice time average of 11:59 and only 12 points on the year, his utility in most fantasy formats is limited to hits (97) and penalty minutes (72).