Oilers’ Zack Kassian kicks opponent in chest with skate during game

Precisely one month to the day after the Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian made himself a 2-game suspension for illuminating Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk, he’s in warm water once again.

The eight-year NHL veteran was seen attempting to kick the Lightning’s Erik Cernak in the chest with his skate during a scrum in the first duration of Thursday night’s game in Tampa Bay.

It’s far from the first time Kassian has actually dealt with disciplinary problems in his profession. His first run-in with the league was back in 2013 as a member of the Vancouver Canucks, when he was suspended for the first 5 games of the 2013-14 season for a deliberate high-stick. He was suspended once again for 3 games later on that season after a filthy hit on Dallas’ Brenden Dillon.

MORE: Whatever to understand about the Tkachuk-Kassian fight

Kassian likewise remained 32 games in the 2015-16 season during a stint with Montreal for drug abuse problems unassociated to on-ice conduct.

Any suspension he gets for Thursday’s event would be the fifth of his profession.

Ought To Kassian be suspended for the rest of the season, he would lose out on a rematch with Calgary in the “Battle of Alberta” on the final day of thecampaign He and Tkachuk dropped the gloves in the competition’s most current installation simply over 2 weeks back.

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