Zack Kassian kicks opponent in the chest with his skate

Zack Kassian is starting to use the blades on his feet now. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
Zack Kassian is starting to use the blades on his feet now. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian had a switch flipped against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night and did something mind-blowing as a result.

In a heated scrap while down on the ice with Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak, Kassian, while tangled up with the blueliner, decided to kick him away using his foot. That foot, of course, has a skate boot and steak knife-like blade attached to it.

Just weeks removed from the saga between Kassian and Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk, the 29-year-old winger has again yielded attention for a needlessly violent play.

There will most likely be an awkward phone call from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for Kassian on Friday.

Through 51 games played this season, Kassian has 14 goals and 30 points, setting career-highs in both.

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