Kassian finds net, suspension in Petes win

Written By Kris Baker on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 | 11/03/2009

In a rare Monday morning OHL contest, Zack Kassian scored his first goal since returning from a separated shoulder as Peterborough defeated Ottawa, 5-4 in a shootout. The goal came at 12:37 of the first period when he got underneath the 67's defense and slid a backhander past netminder Chris Perugini. Kassian has four goals and five assists in 10 games this season. With the game tied 3-3 in the third period, the Petes captain was assessed a five-minute match penalty and misconduct for slew footing forward Thomas Nesbitt. The penalty carries a one-game suspension, but will be be reviewed before league officials make a final decision. The 6'3, 215-pounder has been displaying his aggressive style since missing nearly a month, racking up a pair of checking-to-the-head penalties in the two games leading up to the Monday morning misconduct.

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