Reaching redemption? Zack Kassian scores first goal with Oilers


Zack Kassian has a long way to go to turn his story of struggles to something more inspiring, but he’s already traveled a bumpy road to his latest goal.

He collected his first tally as a member of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. You can see it in the video above.

The big forward found the net in his fourth game since being recalled from the AHL, so it’s not as if it took Kassian that long to make an impact.

Of course, Edmonton wants to see if he can do it more often while also excelling off the ice.

Kassian’s road to recovery

Suspended without pay in October after car accident

Goes through substance abuse program, waived by Canadiens

Not welcome by Habs AHL affiliate in December

Traded during the holiday break

Kassian opens up about his issues with alcohol