Tkachuk suspended 2 games for elbowing Doughty

Posted: 21/03/2017 in NHL, Sports
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Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk will sit for two.

The 19-year-old rookie has been suspended two games for an elbow to the head of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty on Sunday night, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

Here’s the explanation from the league:

https://www.nhl.com/video/embed/tkachuk-suspended-two-games/t-277350912/c-50565803?autostart=false

(Video courtesy: NHL.com)

Doughty wasn’t injured on the play, but he wasn’t happy about it.

“He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid,” Doughty said of Tkachuk after Sunday’s game.

Tkachuk will forfeit $10,277.78 in salary and will miss road games in Washington on Tuesday and Nashville on Thursday.

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