|Assets:||Is a huge physical specimen with intimidation qualities. Can drop the gloves and hit with belligerent intent. Plays a solid team-first game.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have enough skills to play a scoring role at the National Hockey League level. Needs to improve his defensive-zone coverage.|
|Career Potential:||Heavyweight enforcer.|
|10/21/2014||Released by the Portland Pirates (AHL).|
|9/27/2014||Released from training camp by the Arizona Coyotes.|
|9/09/2014||Signed by the Arizona Coyotes to a professional try-out contract.|
|3/12/2013||Acquired from the Minnesota Wild.|
|2/14/2013||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|2/12/2013||Placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.|
|6/28/2012||Re-signed by the Minnesota Wild to a two-year contract.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 10 regular season games (strained groin).|
|3/22/2012||Strained groin, day-to-day.|
|1/30/2012||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|1/25/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|1/20/2012||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|1/03/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|12/29/2011||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|11/03/2011||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|11/02/2011||Placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.|
|10/10/2011||Missed 1 game (finger injury).|
|10/01/2011||Finger injury, injured reserve.|
|11/30/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|11/29/2010||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|11/27/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|11/24/2010||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|11/07/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|11/03/2010||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|10/06/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|6/30/2010||Re-signed by the Minnesota Wild to a two-year contract.|
|6/16/2010||Minnesota Wild tendered a qualifying offer.|
|9/26/2009||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|9/29/2008||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/17/2008||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/16/2008||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|11/30/2007||Re-assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|11/06/2007||Re-assigned to Texas (ECHL).|
|9/18/2007||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|5/14/2007||Signed by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/13/2006||Returned to his junior team (Kamloops-WHL).|
|9/19/2005||Returned to his junior team (Kamloops-WHL).|
|3/12/2013||Minnesota Wild traded Matt Kassian to the Ottawa Senators for a sixth-round draft pick in 2014.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round (57th overall) in 2005.|
Kassian will draw in against Toronto | 04/12/2014 11:20 AM
NewsDon't be surprised if Matt Kassian draws into the Senators' lineup against Toronto Saturday night and again Sunday against the Penguins,
ImpactThe Battle of Ontario, even with both the Sens and the Leafs out of the playoff hunt, is always a spirited affair and Kassian may be needed if things get a little rough. Plus, Mika Zibanejad will miss both weekend games due to injury so there is room to play Kassian.
Matt Kassian to play v Bruins Saturday | 02/08/2014 9:02 AM
NewsMatt Kassian will be in the Ottawa lineup Saturday afternoon against Boston.
ImpactHe draws back in at the expense of Stephane Da Costa, who was assigned to Binghamton of the AHL Friday to play over the Olympic break.
Kassian to play v Leafs Saturday night | 02/01/2014 1:22 PM
NewsMatt Kassian will suit up against Toronto Saturday night.
Wayne Scanlan Twitter
ImpactOttawa coach Paul MacLean obviously believes he needs a little more muscle in the lineup against the physical Leafs. Stephane Da Costa will sacrafice his spot in the lineup and sit in the press box Saturday night.
Matt Kassian and Joe Corvo scratches Saturday | 01/25/2014 9:47 AM
NewsMatt Kassian and Joel Corvo will be healthy scratches against the Hurricanes Saturday afternoon.
ImpactThey, along with Patrick Wiercioch, will sit in the press box in PNC arena. Just thought you'd like to know.
Kassian likley scratched v NYR Saturday | 01/18/2014 10:31 AM
NewsMatt Kassian will likely be a healthy scratch against the Rangers Saturday.
ImpactHe will give way to Chris Neil who is returning from a three-week absence due to a lower-body injury.
Kassian a healthy scratch v Boston Saturday | 12/28/2013 11:37 AM
NewsMatt Kassian will be a healthy scratch against the Bruins Saturday.
ImpactJust in case you are the one person who has Kassian on your fantasy roster.
Matt Kassian in, Da Costa out Saturday night | 10/05/2013 2:40 PM
NewsMatt Kassian will suit up Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
ImpactThe Senators are going with a tougher lineup against their provincial rivals, so Stephane Da Costa will be a healthy scratch after he play Friday night in Buffalo.
Matt Kassian scratched, Latendresse in | 05/17/2013 7:39 PM
NewsMatt Kassian is a healthy scratch for the Senators in Game 2 of their second-round series with the Penguins.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactThe 26-year-old played in Game 1, getting 9:42 of ice time and a shot on goal. Guillaume Latendresse, who has played in two playoff games this year, gets the chance in Kassian's place.
Matt Kassian makes his playoff debut | 05/03/2013 7:35 PM
NewsMatt Kassian drew into the lineup Friday night for the Senators.
Dave Stubbs on Twitter
ImpactCoach Paul MacLean has decided to sit rookie Cory Conacher, so clearly he wanted to add some size and toughness to the lineup. Conacher had a shot on goal and two penalty minutes in 9:17 of Game 1. Kassian had a goal in 15 games this season. It's his playoff debut.
Matt Kassian plays Saturday v Flyers | 04/27/2013 12:24 PM
NewsMatt Kassian will be in the Ottawa lineup against the Flyers Saturday night.
ImpactHe will play at the expense of Guillaume Latendresse as coach Paul MacLean wants a little more muscle in the lineup against the physical Philly squad. If you need some PIMs considering starting Kassian.
Matt Kassian to play Saturday v Toronto | 04/20/2013 11:58 AM
NewsMatt Kassian will be in the lineup Saturday night against Toronto.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch a couple of times the past week or so. Don't be surprised if Kassian has a little spat with Colton Orr or Frazer McLaren.
Healthy scratch likely for Matt Kassian | 04/12/2013 5:13 PM
NewsIt sounds like Matt Kassian might be the odd man out in Ottawa on Friday.
Ian Mendes on Twitter
ImpactWith Milan Michalek back in action, Sportsnet's Ian Mendes reports that Kassian will be a healthy scratch. The big forward has one goal and 32 PIM in 13 games played for the Senators this season.
Matt Kassian a PIM machine in loss | 03/30/2013 10:28 PM
NewsMatt Kassian finished Ottawa's 4-0 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night with 20 penalty minutes.
ImpactThis is the type of game that could win penalty minutes for those in weekly-scoring leagues, though we're sure there aren't many out there who actually owned him. Chris Neil also had a valuable fantasy night, with 14 penalty minutes, four shots on goal and six hits.
Matt Kassian registers first fight with Sens | 03/25/2013 11:15 AM
NewsMatt Kassian dropped the gloves for the first time as a member of the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
ImpactHe fought Tampa Bay's B.J. Crombeen, who ended up with 22 minutes in penalties on the night, in the first period. Kassian has one goal, 13 hits and seven PIMs in five games with the Senators since being acquired in a trade with Minnesota a couple of weeks ago.
Senators acquire Matt Kassian from Wild | 03/12/2013 5:37 PM
NewsThe Ottawa Senators acquired Matt Kassian from the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2014.
ImpactKassian stayed with the Wild after training camp but didn't play in a game. He was eventually waived and assigned to Houston of the AHL. Kassian is a fourth liner at best and has no fantasy value.
Matt Kassian clears waivers, sent to AHL | 02/15/2013 11:38 AM
NewsMatt Kassian has successfully cleared waivers.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactMinnesota needed to clear a spot for Jared Spurgeon. Kassian has been sent to the AHL Houston Aeros.
Wild waive W Matt Kassian | 02/12/2013 7:23 PM
NewsMinnesota Wild waive W Matt Kassian.
Michael Russo on Twitter
ImpactThe Wild needed to clear a space for the returning Jared Spurgeon and Kassian has yet to play in a game this season. If Kassian clears waivers, he'll likely be re-assigned to the team's AHL affiliate.
Matt Kassian probably won't be in lineup | 01/18/2013 9:24 PM
NewsMatt Kassian is unlikely to be in the Wild's lineup Saturday.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactWild coach Mike Yeo is playing the matchups early in the year. If Colorado brings a tougher lineup, which Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune's Michael Russo says may include minor-league fighter Patrick Bordeleau, Kassian could be inserted.
|Points||2||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Ott)|
|Penalty Minutes||63||2013-14 (Ott)|
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