Keith Yandle’s record-breaking iron man streak of 989 consecutive NHL video games will finish Saturday, the Philadelphia Flyers introduced.
“When you decide like this, it is an organizational resolution,” Flyers interim coach Mike Yeo mentioned, by way of ESPN. “It is made in the most effective curiosity in what’s proper for the Philadelphia Flyers going ahead.”
Yandle, 35, turned the report holder in January when he handed Doug Jarvis together with his 966th straight recreation. The report will subsequent be threatened by Phil Kessel of the Arizona Coyotes, who performed in his 968th consecutive recreation Friday evening.
Whereas the Flyers are calling Yandle a wholesome scratch, he missed follow earlier this week on account of an sickness and Yeo spoke about the opportunity of sitting the veteran. On Saturday, the coach mentioned Yandle took the information of his streak ending effectively.
“He acquired it precisely the best way you’d anticipate Keith Yandle to deal with it,” Yeo mentioned. “Clearly disenchanted, which you’d anticipate from a competitor. My solely hope is that he acknowledges how wonderful it’s what he is accomplished.”
The Flyers will play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday evening.