Cana­di­ens place de­fence­man Streit on waivers

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Vet­eran de­fence­man Mark Streit is sud­denly the odd­man out in the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens’ on­go­ing blue line shuf­fle.

The Cana­di­ens placed the 39-year-old on waivers Thurs­day three months af­ter sign­ing him to a one-year, $700,000 con­tract. Streit won a Stan­ley Cup with Pitts­burgh last sea­son.

The Cana­di­ens signed Streit in free agency to re­stock their de­pleted group of de­fence­man. An­drei Markov left to play in his na­tive Rus­sia, Alexei Emelin was claimed in the NHL ex­pan­sion draft and Nathan Beaulieu was traded to Buf­falo.

Streit had no points in play­ing Mon­treal’s first two games, be­fore be­ing benched the next two in favour of Bran­don David­son, who was ac­quired in a trade with Ed­mon­ton last sea­son.

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