Back in September, Canucks forward Zack Kassian was suspended three pre-season and five regular-season games for recklessly swinging his stick at Oilers centre Sam Gagner. Gagner suffered a broken jaw on the play and missed four weeks before re-joining the Oilers wearing a protective shield.
On Friday, Gagner faced off against Kassian for the first time since the incident, still with a shield protecting his jaw, but that didn’t buy him any sympathy points with the Canucks forward.
Instead, Kassian appeared to taunt Gagner about his face guard during a scrum that broke out at the team benches near the end of Vancouver’s 4-0 win.
Kassian was jawing (no pun intended) with Oilers tough guy Luke Gazdic throughout the encounter, leading some to believe he was mocking him about his facial hair. But come on, a career agitator has better material than making fun of a guy’s beard.
Judge for yourself.