The story of Phil Kessel’s continuous Ironman streak is one that will last for as long as he stays playing. But tonight’s game against the Arizona Coyotes holds a special significance for two reasons. It will be Kessel’s first matchup against his former team and also his 1,000th straight consecutive game.
The Vegas Golden Knights will hold a brief ceremony before puck drop to celebrate Kessel’s milestone.
Elsewhere in the NHL, could Bo Horvat and Erik Karlsson be on the trade block? Marc-Andre Fleury is injured and will not play against his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas: After the fiasco that was last season, the Golden Knights have been extraordinarily healthy so far this season.
32 Thoughts: Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon joined the 32 Thoughts Podcast.
Clip of the Day: Zach Hyman was not happy with Alex Edler’s hit on Connor McDavid Wednesday night, calling it “extremely dangerous.” Here’s the play.
NHL News, Trade Rumors, and National Hockey Now
Minnesota: Former Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been placed on injured reserve.
Ottawa: Could the Ottawa Senators look to re-acquire former defenseman Erik Karlsson?
Long Island: Could the New York Islanders be interested in Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat?
Washington: At what point could the Washington Capitals trade former first-round pick, Connor McMichael?
Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Jets have recalled Villie Heinola from the AHL.