Tkachuk fails physical, suspended by Blues

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues forward Keith Tkachuk failed a
physical and was suspended Friday by the team.
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.