Karlis Skrastins to break a record!

Tonight, Avs defenseman Karlis Skrastins played in his 486th consecutive game which ties him with Tim Horton for the longest consecutive games streak by a defensemen in NHL history. He can break the record Thursday night against Atlanta.

This is some news that is not going to get much attention in major sports outlets, but it is an outstanding achievement. Skrastins is not a household name, but he has always been a reliable defensive presense who routinely plays against the opponent’s top scoring lines. Congratulations to Scratch on his achievement.

Source: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2756688