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Skrastins part of rare NHL breed

Updated: February 8, 2007, 10:28 AM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Every night, they answered the call.

Through bruises and colds and muscle pulls, with stitches and fevers and limps, they were in the lineup. And at the end of the regular season, they had played in every game.

Then, they did it again the next season.

And the next.

And the next.

And longer.

They are the NHL's iron men.

Their ranks have included Doug Jarvis, Garry Unger, Steve Larmer, Craig Ramsay, Tim Horton, Rod Brind'Amour.

Colorado's Karlis ...

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