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No top pick for Pens, but No. 66 plans to play

Updated: April 6, 2004, 7:54 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Losing the NHL draft lottery means that the Pittsburgh Penguins probably won't have Russian star Alexander Ovechkin when they next take the ice.

Lemieux

Coach Eddie Olczyk will happily settle for the player the Penguins drafted the previous time they finished last in the NHL standings: Mario Lemieux.

Lemieux, the Penguins' owner and Hall of Fame player, gave Olczyk every indication Tuesday that he will play next season, barring a lockout that would shut down the ...

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