New York, NY (Sports Network) - The National Hockey League handed down
suspensions to a pair of Vancouver Canucks forwards on Monday.
Zack Kassian was banned for the remainder of the preseason -- three
games -- as well as the first five regular-season contests for delivering a
cross-check to the face of Edmonton's Sam Gagner on Saturday.
The force of the blow was enough to break Gagner's jaw, knock out several
teeth, and leave him out of action for an undetermined period of time. Kassian
was given a double minor for high sticking on the play.
Dale Weise will be sidelined for the balance of the preseason, due to his
illegal hit to the head of Oilers forward Taylor Hall. Hall remained in the
game, and Weise was only assessed a minor penalty.
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