Tkachuk will not attend the World Championship in Slovakia due to upcoming contract negotiations, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports. Tkachuk had a breakout year with 77 points in 80 appearances in the regular season in the final year of his entry-level deal. It is possible the American winger's cap hit could exceed the $6.75 million that left wing Johnny Gaudreau currently earns. Tkachuk's contract will likely be of the highest priority for the Flames in the offseason.
Tkachuk produced an assist and two shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 4. Tkachuk has three points, eight hits and nine shots in four games in the series. He registered 77 points in a breakout regular season, but he's struggled since Game 1.
Tkachuk scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Avalanche in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. After scoring 34 times in the regular season, Tkachuk made an instant impact in the Flames' playoff run with the pair of goals. He also had four hits and three shots in the game. Tkachuk's only other playoff experience came in 2016-17, when he was held pointless in four appearances.
Tkachuk (rest) suited up fully for Monday's practice, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports. Tkachuck was held out of Saturday's game against the Oilers but is expected to play in Game 1 against the Avalanche. The 21-year-old will likely be a solid fantasy option for the playoffs coming off a 77-point season.
Tkachuk (rest) won't play Saturday against the Oilers, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. The Flames have been locked into the No. 1 seed in the West for a while, so there's no reason for them to risk Tkachuk suffering an injury in a meaningless game against Edmonton. The 21-year-old American will be ready to rock for Game 1 of Calgary's first-round playoff series.
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