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Breaking: 4th longest iron man streak in NHL history may come to an end due to suspension

830 consecutive games played, and it might be all over. Does he deserve a suspension for this hit to the head?

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An iron man streak, for those who don't know, is a label we give to a very long string of consecutive games played. The longest active iron man streak in the National Hockey League right now belongs to Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano.

Unfortunately for him, this streak might come to an end, as he is set to have a hearing with the NHL Player Safety Department for catching Adrian Kempe of the Los Angeles Kings with a high hit to the head.

This would be a pretty unfortunate turn of events for Cogliano, who just signed a 3-year contract extension with the Ducks. He's proven to be one of the most useful checking wingers in the National Hockey League, playing 830 straight games between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks, putting up 351 points in that time.

There will likely be a decision later in the day or tomorrow regarding his suspension status.

Do you think he deserves one for this hit? In our estimation, a fine should be assessed, but there have been far more salacious head hits than this that have gone unpunished.