Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin shared that news this morning, while also sharing his disappointment in the 24-year-old winger.
“I’m a firm believer in character and that’s a lack of character and judgment on his part,” Bergevin told reporters. “I don’t know how many wake up calls you get.”
A 20-year-old woman was reportedly driving the truck that crashed into a tree at around 6 a.m. Kassian and an 18-year-old woman were passengers.
“(Kassian) was all bloodied up and stuff. He was in a daze,” a witness told the Montreal Gazette. “He had a hard time walking, and he almost took a fall.”
Kassian’s professionalism was often called into question during his time with the Vancouver Canucks, who traded him to Montreal this offseason.
“As you grow older, you mature,” Kassian said after the trade. “I really feel like Montreal’s a great fit for me. I’m ready to do everything to help the team win. I’m excited to get there. At the end of the day, nobody wants to get traded two times. But it’s a learning curve.”