The Flames released the following statement regarding the suspension of Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk:
"While we are disappointed with the League's verdict, we nonetheless respect the process and that the League has issued its ruling. Both the Flames and Matthew accept the decision. Our sole focus now is on preparing for our game tonight in Washington, while Matthew will spend the next few days getting ready to return to the line-up on Saturday in St. Louis."
Brad Treliving, General Manager