"I had no idea," Cogliano said. "I don't put too much stock into it, to be honest. I just want to play and contribute. And that's about it."
But to Boudreau, who has lost players to the flu and
"It's tough to play that many games in a row, just [with] the travel and pace of everything," he said. "It's an amazing feat."
Historic, too. Cogliano is just the fifth man to play at least 500 consecutive games at the start of his career. But he's a long way from the overall record of 964 consecutive games, set by Doug Jarvis from 1975 to 1988.
He just might get there if he stays with Boudreau, though. Asked after Monday's practice if he might sacrifice the streak just to give Cogliano a breather, Boudreau answered quickly.
"I don't think I'm going to be the coach that does that," he said.
Last week's trade for veteran winger
Etem, who last played Nov. 20, appeared in 21 games and had two goals and two assists. Karlsson, who was on injured reserve and has been battling the flu, hasn't played since Nov. 16. The rookie has two goals and an assist in 16 games.
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