Tkachuk notched an assist and five hits in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Blues. Tkachuk now has a four-game point streak with six total in that span, while also adding a solid physical component with eight collisions and eight PIM. The third-year pro looks ready to outproduce his first two years, in which he accumulated 48 and 49 points, respectively.
Tkachuk recorded four assists in a 7-4 victory over the Canucks on Saturday. The 20-year-old went to work starting in the second period, picking up an assist on Johnny Gaudreau's goal to tie the game 3-3. Then in the third, the Flames scored four times, and Tkachuk recorded assists on the first three. He scored more goals last season then his rookie year, but his assist total dropped. Although they came in just one game, it's a great sign to see Tkachuk already with four assists to start 2018-19.
Tkachuk netted his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks. The 20-year-old American forward was removed from Saturday's preseason finale with a lower-body ailment being cited as the cause, but Tkachuk was never in danger of missing Wednesday's game and wound up scoring his first goal of the season. Despite the unfavorable result, he played the third most minutes (22:19) amongst Flames forwards, a clear indication that he is healthy to begin the regular season.
Tkachuk (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Canucks, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Tkachuk was removed from Saturday's preseason finale as a precaution, but he was never in serious danger of missing Wednesday's opener. The 20-year-old winger will skate in a top-six role at even strength against Vancouver, and should also see time on the man advantage as a member of the Flames' top power-play unit.
Tkachuk was removed from Saturday's game against the Flames as a precaution, considering he was "dinged up" and sustained a lower-body injury in a game against the Sharks two days prior, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports. Tkachuk logged 12:45 of ice time in Sunday's 4-3 road loss to the Oilers, coming up empty on three shot attempts and posting a minus-1 rating. Apparently, the plan all along was for Tkachuk to only play in two periods, so fantasy owners shouldn't fret about the power winger's status for the Opening Night matchup with the Canucks next Wednesday.
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