Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk will not play in Game 4 vs. Stars

Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk. (Paul Battaglia/AP)

The Calgary Flames will be without Matthew Tkachuk as the forward will miss his second straight game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, according to Sportsnet’s Ryan Leslie.

Tkachuk did not take part in warmup and the Flames listed him as a game-time decision in their projected lineup.

The 22-year-old was injured during Game 2 against the Stars after being hit by both Jamie Benn and Jamie Oleksiak mid-way through the third period. He appeared unbalanced on his skates after the hit and immediately went to the Flames locker room.

In 69 regular-season appearances with Calgary this year, Tkachuk scored 23 times and added 38 assists en route to a team-leading 61 points.

On the other side of the rink, Anton Khudobin was named the starter for the Dallas Stars as they try to even the series in Game 4, while Ben Bishop was deemed unfit to play.

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