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Coyotes' Kessel says he endured more injuries this season than any other

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Arizona Coyotes forward Phil Kessel kept his 844-game ironman streak intact this season, but it wasn't without a few bumps and bruises along the way.

Kessel told reporters during a video call Tuesday that he probably endured more injuries this season than any other campaign in his career, according to The Athletic's Craig Morgan.

The 32-year-old had his worst season since his rookie campaign in 2006-07. Acquired by the Coyotes in an offseason blockbuster trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Kessel tallied just 14 goals and 38 points in 70 games.

The NHL's hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic has given Kessel time to recuperate ahead of Arizona's tentative qualifying-round matchup against the Nashville Predators.

Kessel's streak of consecutive games played ranks sixth on the all-time list.

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