Marc Bergevin talks about what pushed him to trade Kassian

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin explained his decision on the trade sending forward Zack Kassian to the Edmonton Oilers for goaltender Ben Scrivens.

Here in Montreal we have standards. [...] Zack took a decision that we really didn't agree, he has to live with the consequences of his actions. I have no idea if he's picked himself up, but what I've heard is that he has. Speaking about his incident earlier this year.

Acquired this summer in return for Brandon Prust, Kassian took the road to Alberta. It was the least kept secret during the holidays, but it had to wait to be confirmed since there was the trade freeze. Once the news broke, the Oilers sent Kassian to the Bakersfield Condors.

Kassian sustained a fractured left foot and a fractured nose in a car accident that happened at the beginning of October. The hockey player wasn't driving the vehicle, but he was accompanied by 2 young women. On December 15, the Habs put the forward on waivers after he came out of rehabilitation.

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