After a 51-day break, Windsor forward Zack Kassian is set to return to the line-up Sunday afternoon when the Spits host Sault Ste. Marie. Kassian, ejected and suspended for 20-games in his debut after a trade from Peterborough, will be looking to execute in ways similar to what made him the Sabres first round pick last June. In 34 games this season, the 6'3, 215-pounder has nine goals, 19 assists, and -18 rating.
A first-round pick by the Buffalo Sabres in 2009, Kassian knows he has to skate a fine line, but can't change the style that got him to this point.
"If I don't played that way, I'm not the player I was and the player Windsor traded for, but I need to be careful," Kassian said.
Boughner said he's told Kassian not to change his game.
"A guy like Kass can't change his style of play and we don't want him to," Boughner said. "All eyes are on him and he has to know that, but we got him for a reason.
"He adds a physical element with his skill. He makes other players look over their shoulder."
Boughner said Kassian helps make his teammates play a little bigger.
"(Since he's been out) I don't think we've finished enough hits or gotten a lot of respect from other teams," Bough-ner said.
"He's in phenomenal shape and he's ready to play."