Andrew Cogliano’s iron-man streak is over in the most surprising of ways.
The Ducks winger, a four-time nominee for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Trophy for sportsmanship, was suspended Sunday for two games because of an illegal hit on Adrian Kempe during the team’s 4-2 victory over the Kings one day earlier.
Cogliano not only made contact with Kempe well after he passed the puck, but he delivered the check forcefully with his left shoulder planted into the Kempe’s head.
The supplemental discipline brings Cogliano’s streak of 830 consecutive games played — the fourth-longest In NHL history — to a conclusion.
He’s eligible to return Friday for the Ducks’ rematch...