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, for the most part, the star 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 as the Flames hold on to slim hopes of a postseason berth.
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.
Tkachuk (upper body) won't be fit to play in Friday night's home game versus the Sharks, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports. This news doesn't come as a surprise, as it was reported Thursday that Tkachuk has no timeline for his return. Calgary is in serious jeopardy of missing the postseason, and losing its second-highest scorer -- No. 19 has 24 goals through 68 games -- for any length of time is obviously not going to help matters.
Tkachuk (upper body) will not dress for Thursday's game against the Sharks. Tkachuk remains day-to-day, per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan, but coach Glen Gulutzan also indicated that he does not have a timeline for return. The star winger will likely be evaluated daily moving forward, with his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup arriving Sunday when the Flames travel to Las Vegas.
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