The St. John's IceCaps are back in action tonight, but the status of recently waived Zack Kassian is still in question.
This morning, the team advised Kassian not to report to the team until further notice.
#Habs say that after speaking with Zack Kassian's agent he has been asked by the team to not report to the AHL IceCaps until further notice.— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) December 26, 2015
This is an interesting development, which gives us more questions than answers. The Habs cannot buy out his contract at this time of the year, although they could convince him to agree to a mutual contract termination.
On the flip side, the NHL's roster freeze ends on the 28th, so it may just be that the team is working on a trade.
Regardless, it's not an encouraging sign for Kassian's future with the Canadiens.
Therrien on Kassian: "There's information I can't divulge right now." #Habs— Joey Alfieri (@joeyalfieri) December 26, 2015