Tkachuk scratched from final NHL game
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Keith Tkachuk has played his final NHL game, and the Blues forward did it in front of the home fans back in St. Louis.
The Blues scratched the 38-year-old Tkachuk from Saturday night's regular-season finale at Nashville. The team held a postgame ceremony to honor his career after a 6-3 win over Anaheim in St. Louis on Friday night.
Tkachuk, one of four NHL players with 1,000 points and 2,000 penalty minutes, had a couple of assists in that win after announcing his retirement on Wednesday.
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