Phil Kessel misses first game since 2009!

An unbelievable run (that's technically still intact).



Vegas Golden Knights forward Phil Kessel is a seasoned veteran, to put it lightly. He's not missed a single regular season or playoff game for any of the teams that he's suited up for since November of 2009, and that includes runs with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Arizona Coyotes, and now with Vegas; he began his career with the Boston Bruins. 

However, for the first time in nearly 15 years, Kessel will not be suiting up for a game that isn't of the exhibition variety. He did not take warmups tonight at T-Mobile Arena, and will not be in the lineup as the rest of his Golden Knights teammates attempt to eliminate the Winnipeg Jets. 

However, his legendary iron man streak of 1,064 games is technically still alive, as it only counts towards regular season games. A silver lining!

Kessel scored 14 goals with 22 assists in all 82 regular season games this season, his first with Vegas. In the four postseason games he's played with the Golden Knights, he's added two assists. 

Source: Twitter