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Skrastins' Record Streak Ends At 495

Sunday, 02.25.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Skrastins\' Record Streak Ends At 495
Karlis Skrastins was held out of the lineup on Sunday night in Anaheim, ending his ironman streak at 495 games. Skrastins' 495-game streak stands as the longest by a defenseman in NHL history.

Skrastins did not play due to a knee injury, marking the first time he has missed a game since Feb. 18, 2000 when he was a member of the Nashville Predators. Skrastins began his streak on Feb. 21, 2000 and he broke the NHL's ironman mark for a defensemen when he appeared in his 487th straight game on Feb. 8, 2007 against Atlanta. Tim Horton held the previous mark of 486 games with the Maple Leafs from 1961 to 1968.

Skrastins' 495-game streak was the longest active ironman streak in the NHL. That title now belongs to Vancouver's Brendan Morrison, who skated in his 492nd straight game on Sunday against the Dallas Stars. Colorado's Andrew Brunette owns the third longest streak at 352.

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED BY A DEFENSEMAN, NHL HISTORY
Defenseman
Club(s)
Games
First Game/Last Game
Karlis Skrastins
Nsh, Col
495
Feb. 21, 2000 to Feb. 24, 2007
Tim Horton
Toronto
486
Feb. 11, 1961 to Feb. 4, 1968
Kevin Lowe
Edmonton
420
Jan. 28, 1981 to March 7, 1986
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