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Andrew Cogliano chokes up talking about the end of his iron-man streak

Andrew Cogliano chokes up talking about the end of his iron-man streak
Published On: Tue, Jan 16
April 16, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Winnipeg Jets left wing Andrew Ladd (16) plays for the puck against Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano (7) during the first period in game one of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

An emotional Andrew Cogliano said having his iron-man streak ended by suspension was a tough pill to swallow.

Speaking to Fox Sports Kent French prior to the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, Cogliano choked up when asked about how tough the past 24 hours had been like for him.

Its a tough pill to swallow, Im not going to lie, Cogliano said, fighting back tears. Ive played hard and Ive battled. Im a professional in that Ive played a long time and Ive now missed a game.

Cogliano was suspended Sunday for two games following an illegal check to the head of Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe in a 4-2 Ducks win on Saturday.

The ban ended the NHLs fourth-longest games played streak at 830 games for Cogliano, who had never missed action in his 11-year NHL career before Monday.

Cogliano was a 134 games shy of Doug Jarvis record of 964 consecutive games played, which the Ducks forward would have reached at the start of the 2019-2020 if he remained healthy.

First and foremost I think, I probably initiated contact too late, Cogliano said. Ive been very open about that with this process, and I made a mistake at that time.

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