On Wednesday evening, Toronto Maple Leafs ahead Matt Martin finished a clean up hit on Flames ahead Troy Brouwer, knocking him to the ice close to the Calgary bench and creating a brief scrum. Tkachuk, a Flames ahead standing at the bench, arrived at in excess of the boards and into the pile of bodies and thrust his stick at Martin.
There was no penalty on the engage in, but the NHL Office of Player Basic safety issued a one-game suspension for Tkachuk’s steps.
Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk suspended one game for unsportsmanlike conduct for his steps through final night’s game from Toronto. https://t.co/XzTPxztSJb
— NHL Player Basic safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 7, 2017
Because Tkachuk was on the bench he was addressed far more harshly. He was also suspended one game on Nov. 18 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Luke Witkowski as he left the ice right after becoming ejected. That stick perform led to a melee at the benches.
Tkachuk is regarded a repeat offender beneath the conditions of the collective bargaining settlement and, primarily based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $11,280.49.
He’ll skip the Flames’ game in Montreal on Thursday evening.