Everyone iseagerly awaiting what happens on the ice between the Edmonton Oilers' Zack Ka sian and Calgary's Matthew Tkachuk after their last meeting in the Battle of Alberta for Lance Alworth Jerseys the former. But before puck drop, the rugged forward became the benefactor of an off-the-ice decision as he earned a surances that he is a member of the Oilers' long-term plan. Ka sian Derwin James Jerseys signed a four-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $3.2 million on Wednesday.
Set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, the 29-year-old forward had his future looming with the expectation of hitting free agency. Instead Donald Parham Jr. Jerseys , he will receive a pay raise; he is currently finishingouta . Ka sian was traded to Edmonton on Dec. 28, 2015, by Montreal in return for Ben Scrivens.
With the trade deadline looming, the Oilers are likely to be buyers as LaDainian Tomlinson Jerseys they vie for a playoff spot, but now there's no doubt that Ka sian will be a part of that run. Oftentimes, players set to become UFAs areviewed as po sible rentals for other teams.
Ka sian has 28 points (13 goals, 15 a sists) in 44 games this season. His biggest impact has been felt Jared Cook Jerseys as an enforcer, especially in the infamous Dec. 27 meeting against the Flames when he laid Mark Webb Jr. Jerseys a beating on Tkachuk after the Flames forward took two sizable and confrontational hits on him.
The nine-year veteran is expectedto demolish his career-high 29 points (2013-14) as he is on pace for 49 despite mi sing five games this season.