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St. Louis Blues' Keith Tkachuk, top, watches a video honoring his career alongside his children, from left to right, Matthew, 12, Braeden, 10, and Taryn, 7, and wife Chantal during a ceremony following an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks Friday, April 9, 2010, in St. Louis. The game was the last for Tkachuk who has announced his retirement after 19 seasons in the league. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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The Edmonton Oilers' percentage chance of winning Tuesday's NHL draft lottery and earning the first overall choice in the annual entry draft. Even if the Oilers fail to hold on to the No. 1 pick, they can only drop one place in the draft order, meaning they will get a crack at either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin no matter what.


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Career penalty minutes for Keith Tkachuk, who announced his retirement this week after 19 NHL seasons. Tkachuk played 1,200 regular-season games in a career that began with the 1991 Winnipeg Jets and produced 1,063 points, tied for 58th on the career list with Joe Mullen and Pat Verbeek.


Regulars rested by the Colorado Avalanche for Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Colorado held Adam Foote, Paul Stastny, Milan Hejduk, T.J. Galiardi, Scott Hannan and Craig Anderson out after clinching a playoff berth the night before against Calgary.

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