Canucks’ Zack Kassian gets kicked in the face with an ice skate; 43-year-old emergency back-up gets scare

All things considered, Vancouver’s Zack Kassian got off easy last night when he became the victim of Tom Sestito’s flailing leg.

Kassian, 22, left Sunday’s contest against the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks after suffering a blow to the head by his teammate’s skate boot after Sestito tried to finish a hit on his opponent.

Luckily for Kassian, the blade of Sestito’s skate missed his face, but according to John Tortorella the winger is day-to-day.

While the Kassian injury was a moment everyone held their breaths for, Rob Laurie probably held his a little longer when Eddie Lack was run down in his crease, causing concern that the Vancouver goalie would need a replacement.

 

Laurie, a 43-year old California resident signed with Vancouver over the weekend when it was determined the Roberto Luongo would be unable  to dress for Sunday’s game.  

The minor-league goalie hasn’t played since the 2001-2002 season, but  with their AHL affiliate across the country in Utica, NY, Laurie, who happened to dress for Anaheim last season, was the best the Canucks could do.

Lack would stay in the game though, making 45 saves for the Vancouver Canucks before losing to the Anaheim Ducks in overtime.

 

2 Responses to Canucks’ Zack Kassian gets kicked in the face with an ice skate; 43-year-old emergency back-up gets scare

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