Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk to have hearing for elbowing Doughty

Matthew Tkachuk got away with something here after dropping Drew Doughty with an elbow directly to the face. No penalty on the play.

Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk will have a hearing Monday for elbowing Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty.

The incident occurred in the first period of Calgary’s 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday. No penalty was assessed on the play and Doughty was able to return to the game after temporarily leaving the ice.

Tkachuk has flirted with the line of dangerous play before, but escaped supplemental discipline from the league.

Doughty didn’t mince his words when asked about the play, calling the rookie a ‘pretty dirty player.’