I would give Kassian until at least January before a call up.
This organization wants to be like Detroit--a perrenial powerhouse with "model" standing in the league. And one of the key factors of the Detroit developmental model is patience with young players and letting them fully develop in the AHL. There's no need to rush Kassian, let him continue to develop for now.
I dont know about all that, but I would like to see if he is a taller, stronger version of Kaleta.
Kassian is the only player in our org. Who can match up with Lucic... Yet everyone thinks because he isn't out there knocking people out that he "lost" it, no its more like he doesn't want to be suspended again for the 3rd time.
Kassian can flat out throw down with just about anyone in his weight class. For his age he more than holds his own and I think it would be a great scrap between him and Lucic. With that said I expect Tropp in the lineup until Cody is better. As long as Cody is back for the 21st I could care less
If you're looking for an imposing physical presence, Sabre fans may be disappointed if Kassian gets the call. His body of work in Rochester thus far has shown a more toned down Kassian, more focused on offense than the gritty side of his game.
Who knows though, perhaps Darcy and Rolston wanted him rein it in and work on the offense. Maybe if given the green light he'll go on a rampage.