Tkachuk was unable to finish Thursday’s Game 2 after he was hit by Jamie Benn and Jamie Oleksiak at the same time. The specifics of the injury are unknown but Flames coach Geoff Ward said earlier Friday that Tkachuk would be a game-time decision.
Alan Quine is expected to replace Tkachuk in the lineup.
The other question mark surrounding the Flames was who would start in net after Cam Talbot allowed five goals in Game 2. But despite having David Rittich available to him, Ward has opted to stick with Talbot for Game 3.