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Phil Kessel's Iron Man Streak appears to be coming to an end

Published December 21, 2022 at 3:38 PM

When Phil Kessel hit the free agent market this summer, many teams had interest in the forward. Unfortunately for many that interest also came with an asterisk. While teams were interested in Kessel's talents, they were far less interested in helping prolong his Iron Man Streak.

Kessel's current streak sits at 1015 games, the longest in NHL history. But while the Vegas Knights have played Kessel, it may have been to the detriment of the team. Kessel has been averaging approximately 11 minutes a night for the month of December and against the Sabres Kessel only saw 8.5 minutes of ice time.

Now it appears the Knights are easing closer to the decision to sit Kessel completely.

Guys on Insider Trading talking about how Phil Kessel's iron man streak could soon come to an end, he only played a handful of shifts in yesterday's loss to Buffalo, once Vegas gets some healthy bodies back, he could potentially become a healthy scratch.

In the game against Buffalo, Kessel managed to be on the ice for 2 goals against despite his limited ice time.

This season Kessel has 6 goals and 6 assists in 34 games.
December 21   |   1 answers
Phil Kessel's Iron Man Streak appears to be coming to an end

Should the Vegas Golden Knights break Kessel's streak?

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You knew about the streak before, play him00 %
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