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Flyers’ Keith Yandle performs in NHL-record 965th straight sport

Final season, Patrick Marleau broke a report that some anticipated to resist the take a look at of time when he broke the all-time video games performed mark. Tuesday evening, one other report that had stood for a very long time was damaged when Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle suited up within the beginning lineup in opposition to the Islanders, his 965th straight sport performed, surpassing Doug Jarvis, who had held the report since 1986.

Yandle is in his sixteenth NHL season and hasn’t missed a sport since March 26, 2009, again in his first full marketing campaign. However getting so far hasn’t been with out its challenges as he was very practically made a wholesome scratch in Florida at first of final season however managed to play in each sport, albeit in a extra restricted position than he was accustomed to.

After the Panthers purchased the 35-year-old out final summer season, he signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with Philadelphia (that holds full no-trade safety) with the hopes that he may add some firepower to their again finish. That hasn’t occurred, nonetheless, as he has simply 13 assists in 42 video games whereas his enjoying time has dipped to only over quarter-hour an evening, practically six minutes beneath his profession common.

Whereas Yandle has the report, there’s undoubtedly an opportunity that his benchmark – which ought to proceed to develop within the coming weeks – gained’t be the highest one for so long as Jarvis held his report. Coyotes winger Phil Kessel is suiting up in his 941st profession sport Tuesday evening and whereas he clearly gained’t make up any floor so long as each are enjoying each sport, the veteran winger is a 12 months youthful and continues to be pretty productive, which may give him an opportunity to catch Yandle sooner or later.

However that chase is for a later date.  At this second, Yandle stands alone with the ironman report. And if he continues to play in each sport for the Flyers this season, he’ll crack the 1,000 games-played mark in April.

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