In addition, Parros — once a noted NHL enforcer himself — will reportedly be in attendance at Rogers Place in Edmonton for the rivalry’s next edition to ensure cooler heads prevail amid a war of words between the two teams.MORE: Zack Kassian on Matthew Tkachuk: ‘He messed with the wrong guy’Kassian was suspended on Monday for instigating a fight with Tkachuk after the Flames’ chief antagonist riled him up with two controversial hits on Jan. 11. Since the original hit, the forward has implied multiple times he will seek retribution on Tkachuk in the future.”I’m not crying about the hits, it’s hockey. It’s a game of hockey. It’s rough,” Kassian told reporters on Tuesday. “You play with fire, eventually you’re going to get burned. He messed with the wrong guy and I don’t think he realizes that we are in the same division and [I] have a great memory.”Oilers star Leon Draisaitl backed Kassian this week when he told reporters he would “probably get off the ice” if he finds himself playing with Tkachuk at the upcoming All-Star game, during which the two division rivals with perform — for once — as teammates.Tkachuk, for his part, opted not to comment on the situation ahead of Calgary’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday and suggested reporters ask him and his teammates again about the still-tense rivalry closer to the rematch at the end of the month. Flames general manager Brad Treliving told reporters Thursday that his organization has no qualms with how Tkachuk conducts himself on or off the ice and that they want him to continue to play the same way.“What’s bothered me about a lot of [it], I’m not a big fan of the talk in the media and all the rest of it, some of comments that have been made towards Matthew,” Treliving told Sportsnet. “Number one, we’ve got his back. I think there’s 30 other teams other than ours who would take him on their team in a New York second. And some of the crap, I guess would be the best way to put it, written or tweeted or talked about, I think is just that.”The Oilers and Flames meet again on Jan. 29 in Edmonton — and the hockey world will be watching. Zack Kassian and Matthew Tkachuk’s feud has the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and the NHL itself eyeing the teams’ next meeting with significant anticipation.According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, the league has taken significant steps this week to calm the tensions between both sides before Kassian’s suspension ends just in time for him to play in the next ‘Battle of Alberta’. LeBrun reported that NHL Department of Player Safety head George Parros and the league’s director of hockey operations, Colin Campbell, held separate phone calls with the general managers of both teams this week expressing the need for both sides to calm down ahead of the next game.