After 989 inserts without interruption, the record series of “Ironman” Keith Yandle is over in the NHL. The defender was deleted from the Philadelphia Flyers before the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (3: 6) from the squad, for the first time since March 26, 2009, the continuous burner was only viewers. For magical 1000 missing whole eleven games.
Yandle is not injured, the Routinian was a so-called “Healthy Scratch”. The decision to refrain from the highly valued veteran caused a lot of frown – the flyers have no chance to get into the playoffs.
“Of course, that’s not the news you want to hear,” Yandle said, “It’s just the time shortly before the end of the season, in which you play boys play more playing time. My job is to help the boys and a good teammate to be.”
At the end of January, the pro by its 964th use with the previously sole record holder Doug Jarvis had the same. Yandle must now fear to lose his record again 2022: striker Phil Kettle by the Arizona Coyotes stands in 968 playing in series.
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In his career, Yandle completed 1099 main round matches, there are 58 play-off games. The 35-year-old has played since the 2006/07 season for the Arizona Coyotes, the New York Rangers, the Florida Panthers and the Flyers.