Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kassian Clears Waivers, Assigned to AHL after Leaving Rehab Program

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kassian Clears Waivers, Assigned to AHL after Leaving Rehab Program

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Kassian clears waivers, sent to AHL

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BROSSARD, Qc - Forward Zack Kassian, returning from a stint in substance abuse rehab, cleared waivers and was assigned to the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League, the Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday.

There was no immediate word on whether he will report and what his future in the Canadiens organization will be.

If he stays, he is not likely to play for at least 10 days. After a game Wednesday night against the Albany Devils, the IceCaps will be off until Dec. 26., when they play host to the Toronto Marlies.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien gave no indication of the team's plans for the 24-year-old right winger, but it didn't sound promising.

"Honestly, he's not my priority," said Therrien. "There are a lot of players ahead of him in our organization. …

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