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Tkachuk to have hearing for actions in Flames game against Red Wings

Forward was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct @NHLdotcom

Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.

Tkachuk hit Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski on the leg with his stick in the third period while Witkowski was skating off the ice after being ejected for a game misconduct.

Tkachuk received a five-minute major penalty for spearing and a game misconduct.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: unsportsmanlike conduct. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

The Red Wings won the game 8-2.

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