VOORHEES, N.J. — Keith Yandle‘s NHL record consecutive video games played streak could stop at 989 with the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman dealing with an illness.
Yandle, who failed to apply Thursday, skated on the fourth defense pair Friday. He has not missed a standard-season recreation due to the fact March 22, 2009, as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Philadelphia hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday (7 p.m. ET CBC, SNO, SNP, NBCSP, ESPN+, NHL Live).
“We have not made a conclusion nonetheless on the lineup nevertheless for tomorrow,” Flyers mentor Mike Yeo stated Friday. “Naturally Keith was sick yesterday, he skipped follow so required to get him out there. Have not had a likelihood to discuss to him to see how he did in observe today. We do have a couple of men who are banged up and a few men that are battling a small bit of illness suitable now so we’ll make a resolve on lineup tomorrow.”
Yandle passed Doug Jarvis to come to be the NHL ironman when he played his 965th consecutive game on Jan. 25.
“It really is a single of individuals factors that I you should not think it truly is truly sunk in far too substantially however,” Yandle explained that night. “It’s obviously some thing I am tremendous grateful for. I am grateful to perform one particular recreation in this league, the best league in the earth. To be surrounded by the most effective persons, people that usually have your again, persons that are rooting for you, to be a portion of the NHL and the NHL relatives, and for me staying [a part of it] the previous 16 yrs, it really is much more than a aspiration arrive real.”
Yandle has scored 15 points (a person objective, 14 assists) and averaged 14:20 of ice time in 67 video games this period. His minus-39 rating is the worst in the NHL.
“I do not even want to get into the speculation on [Yandle not playing] right up until if we do make that determination,” Yeo said. “Naturally when you might be dealing with any participant, conversation obviously is crucial. I’m not certain what is actually going to occur tomorrow so you should not want to get into any of that ideal now.”
Yandle had performed 57 consecutive postseason video games but was a wholesome scratch for the Florida Panthers in Match 3 of the Stanley Cup To start with Spherical very last season. He also was scratched for Video games 4 and 6 in the loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Yandle’s streak began March 26, 2009, with the Coyotes. He has performed for the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Flyers.
Arizona Coyotes ahead Phil Kessel has the next longest video games-performed streak in the NHL at 967 consecutive online games. He handed Jarvis’ mark when he played his 965th straight match March 25.