Oilers' Zack Kassian returning from lower-body injury vs. Jets

Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian speaks to media about the teams positive play on the offensive side of the puck but believes the team needs to get tougher defensively in order to reach top tier of the league.

Edmonton Oilers winger Zack Kassian will be back in the lineup when the team visits the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday.

Kassian missed three games after suffering a lower-body injury in last week's loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

The 30-year-old has three goals and five points in 10 games this season, his seventh with the team.

While it's unclear how Kassian was hurt, he told media Tuesday the injury was "a little fluke" but that he was healthy now.

"Obviously we're playing a good Winnipeg team but I'm looking forward to getting back there, playing my game and helping this team win hockey games," he said.

Kassian skated with Warren Foegele and Ryan McLeod on the third line in the morning skate. Colton Sceviour is expected to be taken out of the lineup to make room for Kassian.

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