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Tkachuk to face hearing for elbow on Doughty

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Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk will have a hearing for elbowing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the head, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

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Tkachuk wasn't assessed a penalty on the play, but after the game Doughty was outspoken, calling the 19-year-old a "pretty dirty player."

It's not the first time Tkachuk has ruffled feathers this season, as he avoided supplemental discipline after slew-footing Maple Leafs defenesman Martin Marincin in January.

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Tkachuk's antics could begin to outweigh a fine debut season if they persist, as last year's sixth-overall pick has 13 goals and 33 assists in 68 games.

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