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Zack Kassian of Montreal Canadiens injured in truck crash

Zack Kassian, a forward for the Montreal Canadiens, was involved in a truck crash on Sunday morning in Montreal.

Kassian a passenger in vehicle that crashed into tree

This truck smashed into a tree in NDG Sunday morning. According to the Twitter user who took this photo, Habs winger Zack Kassian was a passenger in the vehicle. (Steve Petrenko/Twitter)

Zack Kassian, a forward for the Montreal Canadiens, was involved in a vehicle crash on Sunday morning in Montreal.

Canadiens spokesman Donald Beauchamps said Kassian suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital, where he was seen by a team doctor.

The accident happened near the corner of Clanranald Avenue and Côte St-Luc Road in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood. A black truck smashed into a tree, and a witness saw Kassian step out.

The witness, on Twitter, said that Kassian was "bloodied and dazed" when he left the vehicle.

Const. Manuel Couture said the 20-year-old woman driving the vehicle may have been drinking. Police are waiting for blood sample results.

There was also an 18-year-old woman in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

The Canadiens, who played a pre-season game in Ottawa on Saturday night, were given Sunday off and resume practice on Monday.

Kassian, 24, was acquired in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks in the off-season. 

With files from The Canadian Press

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