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Oilers' Zack Kassian Appears to Kick Lightning's Erik Cernak with Skate on Video

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Edmonton Oilers right wing Zack Kassian was caught kickingTampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak in the chest following a pile-up near the Oilers' blue line.

Sportsnet had the footage:

Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times provided some context for the incident:

"Cernak was sitting on Kassian and fellow winger Josh Archibald, which should have been an interference penalty, but is a common move to keep someone (in this case someones) out of the play. Kassian pushed himself free and then aimed the kick at Cernak to get him off Archibald.