NHL suspends Keith Tkachuk

TORONTO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The NHL has suspended St. Louis Blues left wing Keith Tkachuk three games for cross-checking San Jose rookie defenseman Rob Davison.

NHL: St. Louis 2, Florida 0

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Keith Tkachuk scored twice and Chris Osgood got his first shutout of the season Saturday as St. Louis won its third straight by blanking Florida, 2-0.

NHL: St. Louis 3, Vancouver 2

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Steve Martins scored a shorthanded goal and Keith Tkachuk added a power-play tally Thursday night as St. Louis held on for a 3-2 win over Vancouver.

NHL: St, Louis 2, Anaheim 1 (OT)

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Keith Tkachuk scored off an odd-man rush with 31 seconds left in overtime Tuesday as the St. Louis Blues rallied for a 2-1 win over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

NHL: St. Louis 2, Colorado 1

DENVER, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Keith Tkachuk scored two goals, including the 400th of his career, and Chris Osgood stopped 32 shots as St. Louis took a 2-1 NHL victory Sunday over Colorado.

NHL: Phoenix 2, St. Louis 1

PHOENIX, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- David Tanabe scored with 21 seconds left in overtime Friday night, giving Phoenix a 2-1 victory over St. Louis in the season opener for both teams.

Chicago 6, St. Louis 4

ST. LOUIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Defenseman Nathan Dempsey and Chris Simon each scored twice and Michael Leighton recorded his first NHL win Thursday night as the Chicago Blackhawks opened a ho

St. Louis 6, Vancouver 4

ST. LOUIS, March 18 (UPI) -- Eric Boguniecki and Petr Cajanek scored 40 seconds apart early in the third period as the St. Louis Blues overcame an early two-goal deficit Tuesday night and e

Vancouver 4; St. Louis 4 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 14 (UPI) -- In a wide-open, very physical contest Thursday night, the Vancouver Canucks rallied for a 4-4 overtime tie with the St. Louis Blues.

Detroit 7, St. Louis 2

DETROIT, March 7 (UPI) -- Sergei Fedorov recorded a hat trick and rookie Henrik Zetterberg scored twice Friday night to lead Detroit past St. Louis, 7-2, and to a four-point lead over th

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Tkachuk suspended four games

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- St. Louis Blues left wing Keith Tkachuk was suspended four games by the NHL Tuesday as a result of his cross-check on Wes Walz of the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota 3, St. Louis 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Wes Walz scored two goals and Antti Laaksonen had two assists Sunday night as the Minnesota Wild snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the

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Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Defenseman Shawn Heins scored his first goal of the season Saturday as he finished a give-and-go with Mario Lemieux with 27 seconds left in overtime to give the
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Keith Tkachuk
St. Louis Blues president John Davidson (L) presents Keith Tkachuk with a silver stick for Tkachuk playing in his 1000th NHL game, before a game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 11, 2007. Tkachuk becomes the 224th player in NHL history to reach the milestone. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Keith Matthew Tkachuk (pronounced /kəˈtʃʌk/; born March 28, 1972) is an American former professional ice hockey player of Ukrainian origin who played for four teams and three franchises in his 19-year career. He is one of only four American-born players to score 500 goals.

Tkachuk began his hockey career at Malden Catholic High School in Malden, Massachusetts. Tkachuk played collegiate hockey at Boston University, was a member of the U.S. National Junior team in 1991 and 1992, and a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1992. He was drafted in the first round (19th overall) in the 1990 entry draft by the Winnipeg Jets who acquired the pick from the Buffalo Sabres in the deal that sent Dale Hawerchuk to Buffalo. Tkachuk played as Center, Left Winger and Right Winger in his career.

Tkachuk has earned the nickname "Walt" (given to him by Eddie Olczyk), possibly in reference to Walter Tkaczuk, a star center who played for the New York Rangers from 1967 to 1981. The two players' last names are pronounced similarly but spelled differently, and the two men are not related to each other. With his great play in front of the net, St. Louis Blues broadcasters and fans dubbed the name "Big Walt" as well from this name.

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