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Video: Zack Kassian takes skate to face

Jan 5, 2014, 11:39 PM EDT

Zack Kassian encountered a scary moment in the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-3 OT loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, as Tom Sestito accidentally caught him in the face with his skate during this hit:

Not much has been updated about Kassian’s condition, although NHL.com’s Curtis Zupke does report that he’s listed as day-to-day, according to John Tortorella. (Torts said the same about Roberto Luongo.)

All things considered, day-to-day doesn’t sound too bad considering how frightening that moment was.

As far as the game itself, the Canucks nearly snagged a win despite the Ducks’ 49-20 shot advantage, but Corey Perry‘s OT-winner gave Anaheim the W.

  1. Stiller43 - Jan 6, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    …owwww!!

  2. ironyisadeadscene - Jan 6, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    Aren’t we all “day to day”

    p.s….Kassian didn’t look like the skate clipped him but rather mashed him right in the nose

  3. cspsrbums - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    He is so lucky that wasn’t far from breing a horrible situation

  4. esracerx46 - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Not nearly as bad as it could have been…that said, I bet it hurt like hell.

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