Tkachuk fails physical, suspended by Blues
Updated: September 16, 2005, 11:15 PM ETAssociated Press
General manager Larry Pleau did not elaborate on the status of Tkachuk, but said he was expected to return to the team.
The 33-year-old left wing had 33 goals and 38 assists in 2003-04, the last season before the lockout. He has scored 431 goals and added 401 assists in his career.
The Blues' first full-squad workout is Saturday, and the team opens the preseason Wednesday at home against the Predators.
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