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Top Matthew Tkachuk News

  • Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk: Ready for camp

    Tkachuk (hand) is on the Panthers' training camp roster.

    Tkachuk dealt with a hand injury during the Flames' playoff run last season, but it was never expected to interrupt his preparation for 2022-23. The 24-year-old heads into his first year with the Panthers coming off of a 104-point campaign. Tkachuk is expected to form a top-line partnership with Aleksander Barkov while also seeing first-unit minutes on the power play.

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  • Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk: Dealt to Panthers, signs extension

    Tkachuk (hand) was traded from Calgary to Florida in exchange for Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt and a first-round pick Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Tkachuk then signed an eight-year, $9.5 million AAV extension with the Panthers.

    After a terrific 104-point campaign, Tkachuk entered the 2022 offseason as a restricted free agent that was looking to find a new home. The Panthers gave up a massive haul to acquire him, including 115-point winger Huberdeau. Tkachuk should immediately slot into Florida's top line alongside Aleksander Barkov while also seeing a healthy amount of power-play time. Prior to last season, the 24-year-old had never eclipsed the 80-point threshold and had just one 30-goal season (34 goals and 77 points in 2018-19).

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Won't sign long-term in Calgary

    Tkachuk (hand) has notified the Flames that he will not sign a long-term deal in Calgary, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Also, he hasn't formally requested a trade but has given a list of teams he'd be willing to sign with after the 2022-23 season (Dallas, Nashville, Vegas, St. Louis and Florida), per The Athletic.

    The team has already initiated the arbitration process with Tkachuk, so it sounds like he'll spend one more season at most in Calgary before becoming an unrestricted free agent. He's likely to be traded well before then, but no matter the return the Flames might get for the 24-year-old, this is a tough bit of news for fans after fellow star forward Johnny Gaudreau departed earlier this month to Columbus in free agency.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Open to long-term deal to stay

    Tkachuk (hand) would be open to signing a long-term contract to stay in Calgary, reports

    Tkachuk is a restricted free agent after coming to the end of a three-year, $21 million deal ($7 million AAV). "Absolutely. I've loved it here," said Tkachuk. "I've grown up here." He also has the option of inking a one-year deal to get him to unrestricted status in 2023. Tkachuk is coming off a 104-point season (42 goals, 62 assists), which was second on the Flames to linemate Johnny Gaudreau, and his AAV will likely hit the $10 million mark.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Battled bruised hand

    Tkachuk was nursing a hand injury during the playoffs, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

    Tkachuk was involved in a few fights early in the first round, which may have been when he picked up the injury. The winger still managed 10 points in 12 playoff contests, but he was silenced in the last three games of the second round. The 24-year-old is a pending restricted free agent looking to cash in big after a 42-goal, 104-point regular season. It's unlikely his hand injury will linger throughout the offseason and it won't require surgery.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Snags assist in loss

    Tkachuk posted an assist, four hits, two shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 2.

    Tkachuk helped out on a Michael Stone tally in the first period. The helper extended Tkachuk's point streak to four games (four goals, three helpers). He's been involved in both scoring and agitating, though he hasn't been overly physical in the playoffs. The 24-year-old winger is at 10 points, 26 shots, 10 hits, 20 PIM and a minus-2 rating through nine postseason contests.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Hat trick in chaotic win

    Tkachuk scored three goals on eight shots and added four PIM in Wednesday's 9-6 win over the Oilers in Game 1.

    Tkachuk scored three of the Flames' last four goals. His first, a power-play tally in the second period, made it 6-2 before the Oilers scored four straight. In the third, Tkachuk capitalized on a turnover for his second tally and added an empty-netter. That'll suffice to erase his slow start the playoffs -- he's at four goals, five assists, 24 shots, 18 PIM and a minus-1 rating through eight appearances.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Two points in Game 7

    Tkachuk scored a goal on six shots and added an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars in Game 7.

    Tkachuk tied the game at 2-2 in the second period, with that being his first goal of the series. He added a secondary helper as Johnny Gaudreau cashed in the game-winner 15:09 into overtime. Fantasy managers will hope Sunday's outing ignites a bit more offense for Tkachuk, who had six points with 16 shots on net, 14 PIM, six hits and a minus-2 rating in the seven-game series.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Contributes assist in loss

    Tkachuk notched an assist and went minus-2 in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Stars in Game 6.

    Tkachuk had the secondary helper on a Michael Stone tally in the second period. It was otherwise a quiet showing from Tkachuk, who has gone six games without a goal for just the second time this season. He's picked up four assists, 10 shots on net, six hits and 14 PIM in the playoffs.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Deals power-play helper

    Tkachuk notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 4.

    Tkachuk set up Rasmus Andersson's tally during a two-man advantage in the second period. With three assists in four playoff contests, Tkachuk has been one of few Flames to regularly contribute on offense. The 24-year-old winger has added seven shots on net, six hits, 14 PIM and an even plus-minus rating in a top-line role.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Assist and fight in loss

    Tkachuk notched an assist, three shots on goal and five PIM in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Stars in Game 3.

    Tkachuk has as many fights as points through three games in this series. The winger is up to two assists, 12 PIM, five shots on net and four hits in the postseason. Time spent in the penalty box likely isn't the best use of his skills -- he had 42 goals and 62 assists in the regular season. He'll look to walk a more disciplined line in Monday's Game 4 as the Flames try to even a series in which they trail 2-1 after Saturday's loss.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Dishes power-play helper

    Tkachuk notched a power-play assist, three hits and a fighting major in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Stars in Game 1.

    Tkachuk set up Elias Lindholm on the game's lone goal at 5:01 of the first period. The 24-year-old Tkachuk also mixed it up with Michael Raffl at the end of the first period to display some playoff-level intensity. With five goals and eight helpers during a nine-game point streak, Tkachuk is hot to begin the postseason. He should have plenty of chances to contribute while playing in a top-line role.

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  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Eight-game, 12-point streak

    Tkachuk scored a goal Friday in a 3-1 loss to the Jets.

    He scored on a breakaway at 3:19 of the first period after stealing the puck from Winnipeg defender, Brenden Dillon. Tkachuk extended his point streak to eight games and 12 points (five goals, seven assists). The goal was his 42nd of the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Scottsdale, AZ
Age: 24
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left