Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk has been suspended for one game for his part in an incident with Detroit on Wednesday against Detroit, TSN reports. This is the second suspension of his career after he received a two-game ban for an elbowing incident back in March.
Shortly following a play that saw Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski get ejected, Tkachuk hit Witkowski with his stick as he was walking towards the dressing room. An incited Witkowski then returned to the ice which sparked quite the melee. At the end of it, Tkachuk was given a five-minute major penalty for spearing as well as a game misconduct on the play. Meanwhile, Witkowski, who received a whopping 37 minutes in penalties for his part in the fracas, received an automatic ten-game suspension for violating Rule 70.6 when he returned to the ice to fight after being ordered off by officials.
As a result of the suspension, Tkachuk will miss Saturday afternoon’s game against Philadelphia. He will be eligible to return to their lineup on Monday night in Washington.