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Tkachuk leaves practice early with cut

Matthew Tkachuk received stitches have suffering a cut on his hand in practice on Wednesday

by Aaron Vickers @AAVickers /

CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk left practice early after sustaining a cut to his wrist during a power play drill on Wednesday. 

"We're still looking at him here," Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said. "He's going to get a couple stitches in his wrist. We'll know a little bit more tomorrow. All seems pretty good."

Tkachuk, the No. 6 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, immediately left the ice after sustaining the injury and did not return. Micheal Ferland replaced him in the remaining special teams drills.

Tkachuk, who has skated primarily alongside centre Mikael Backlund and right wing Michael Frolik of late, has six points, and 17 penalty minutes in 12 games in his rookie season with the Flames.

Calgary is already without a pair of forwards.

Lance Bouma has missed one game after sustaining an upper body injury in Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, and Kris Versteeg has missed two games because of a groin strain sustained in a 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.

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