According to Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada, Zack Kassian and his agent have permission to seek a trade away from the Edmonton Oilers.
Kassian, 27, came over from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Ben Scrivens in 2015. Previously, Kassian spent time in Buffalo, where he was the 13th overall pick in 2009, and Vancouver.
Currently, Kassian has zero points in six games for the Oilers. In 393 career games, he has 117 points and 621 penalty minutes.
Kassian had a career revitalization in Edmonton’s 2017 playoff run. He was an absolute force on the ice with his body and even chipped in a few goals. Since then, however, it has been downhill for the Windsor native.
It is uncertain of what the Oilers could garner for Kassian or where he could go. At most, though, a mid-round pick seems likely.
Teams looking for an added layer of depth and protection may be interested in Kassian’s services. Or perhaps, a team like the St. Louis Blues or the Florida Panthers that need a shakeup could look at Kassian.
Stay tuned here or via Friedman on his Twitter or his 31 Thoughts Podcast for more updates.