Matthew Tkachuk watched from the sidelines last season as his Calgary Flames imploded and missed the playoffs with a late losing streak.

But now he says he’s healthy and ready to help the Flames return to the post-season.

“We need a great year,” Tkachuk said in an interview with NHL.com. “We have to have one. I mean, it’s time to really start dialing it in.

“It’s time to expect great things out of ourselves and out of our team. We should all have high hopes, high expectations.”

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