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Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk, whose tap to the ankle of a player leaving the ice sparked a brawl with the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, was suspended by the league for one game.
Detroit’s Luke Witkowski was being escorted by an official and had just stepped off the ice after a fight with Calgary’s Brett Kulak when Tkachuk reached out and hit him with his stick.
Witkowski returned to the ice, earning an automatic 10-game suspension, and Flames and Red Wings players began shoving each other. Detroit’s Anthony Mantha and Calgary’s Travis Hamonic got into a fight.
“Players are not permitted to make intentional contact with an…