The NHL’s longest active games played streak will hit a milestone tonight when Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester makes his 700th consecutive appearance.

The string includes 693 regular-season games and six playoff contests.

“You’re lucky,” said Bouwmeester, whose total includes 78 games with the Blues. “There’s a lot that goes into it. You can get sick, have an injury. ... There’s an element of luck that has to be there. It’s one of those things that you almost don’t like talking about because you don’t want to jinx it.”

Bouwmeester, 30, hasn’t missed a game since March 3, 2004, when he was sidelined for 18 games with a fractured foot while with the Florida Panthers.

Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin had the second-longest active games played streak before it was halted earlier this season at 679 when he sat out with an injury.

Bouwmeester’s streak is the fifth-longest in NHL history. The league’s “Ironman Award” belongs to Doug Jarvis, who played in 964 straight games for Montreal, Washington and Hartford in the 1970s and ’80s. Former Blue Garry Unger is No. 2 at 914, followed by Steve Larmer (884) and Craig Ramsay (776).