The Matthew Tkachuk saga has potentially heated up, but not for the Calgary Flames. The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford and Hailey Salvian are reporting that, per sources, Tkachuk has informed the Flames that he won’t sign with them long-term.
Matthew Tkachuk has notified the Calgary Flames that he won’t be re-signing with the club, multiple sources tell The Athletic, making a trade of the 24-year-old All-Star forward likely to happen soon.
Tkachuk has not officially asked for a trade, but the fact that the restricted free agent is unwilling to make a long-term commitment to Calgary would be the driving force behind the decision to move him now.
Rutherford goes on to report that Tkachuk has given the Flames a list of teams where he would sign long-term, a list that includes St. Louis, Vegas, Florida, Nashville and Dallas.
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The Flames filed for club-elected salary arbitration with Tkachuk on Sunday, a move seemingly designed to buy them some time to find Tkachuk a new home.
Tkachuk had 42 goals and 104 points last season, both career highs, and was voted a Second-Team All-Star by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
We’ll have more on this story as it develops.

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