Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk fined $5K for high sticking

CALGARY –

Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has been fined the maximum US$5,000 by the NHL for high sticking.

Tkachuk was assessed a minor penalty for high sticking Dallas defenceman John Klingberg in the Stars’ 4-3 overtime win in Calgary on Thursday.

The $5,000 is the maximum allowable under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement.

The incident occurred at 7:40 of the third period.

Tkachuk’s fine goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 5, 2021.

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