Tkachuk missed the final 12 games of the season due to a concussion, though he has been medically cleared and would be in the lineup if Calgary had qualified for the postseason, Kristen Anderson of Postmedia reports. This comes as positive news for the player, as he'll be ready to go for the start of the 2018-19 campaign. Tkachuk made notable strides in the past season, becoming more of a presence on the scoresheet and during the course of games. After scoring 13 goals as a rookie in 2016-17, Tkachuk potted 24 markers in 2017-18, including 10 on the power play. The sixth-overall pick of the 2016 draft, Tkachuk has a high ceiling, especially considering the other talented forwards in Calgary's lineup that he'll likely be playing with for years to come.
Tkachuk (upper body) will likely be shelved for the rest of the season, per Flames coach Glen Gulutzan, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Tkachuk has missed the last six games, but the team had been reluctant to change his "day-to-day" status until now. The second-year winger's 2017-18 output includes 24 goals, 25 assists -- not to mention 17 points on the man advantage -- through 68 games. Still, his rapid ascension among the forward ranks is not the least bit surprising, though, as the Flames took the hard-nosed skater sixth overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The bleak injury prognosis makes him relatively safe to drop in non-keeper settings at this time.
Tkachuk (upper body) will not play on the upcoming two-game road trip, but he is still considered day-to-day, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Tkachuk absence will extend to at least seven straight contests with the news that he's out this weekend. With the team out of playoff contention, the burgeoning winger should be allotted ample time to rest and recover as he prepares for the offseason. Tkachuk will now take aim at returning for Thursday's matchup against the Blue Jackets.
Tkachuk (upper body) is still considered day-to-day and will not be in the lineup against Anaheim on Wednesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Tkachuk will miss his fifth consecutive game due to his upper-body problem. Prior to getting hurt, the Scottsdale native was bogged down in an eight-game goal drought in addition to going pointless in four straight. Despite the recent lack of production, the winger should resume top-six minutes once given the all-clear to return -- although when that will happen remains to be seen.
Tkachuk (upper body) will not play in the next two games on the road, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports. Tkachuk thus can be ruled out for his third-and-fourth-straight games for the Flames as he continues to nurse an upper-body injury stemming from a collision with the Islanders' Mathew Barzal. The team should update his status again when it returns home from the West Coast swing, but Tkachuk's next opportunity to play arrives Wednesday. If he's unavailable for that game, it will be interesting to see if the 20-year-old winger leaves with the Flames as they embark on another two-game road trip.
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