Cana­di­ens place D-man Streit on waivers

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Vet­eran de­fence­man Mark Streit is sud­denly the odd-man 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, US$700,000 con­tract. Streit won a Stan­ley Cup with Pitts­burgh last sea­son. The Cana­di­ens signed Streit 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 Mon­treal’s first two games, be­fore be­ing benched the next two in favour of Bran­don David­son. The Cana­di­ens’ re­formed de­fen­sive group also in­cludes free agent ad­di­tion Karl Alzner and rookie Vic­tor Mete.

FOOT­BALL Giants sus­pend corner­back

Sus­pended corner­back Do­minique Rodgers-Cro­mar­tie met with New York Giants coach Ben McA­doo on Thurs­day and told that his sus­pen­sion is in­def­i­nite. Nei­ther Rodgers-Cro­mar­tie nor McA­doo was im­me­di­ately avail­able for com­ment. Play­ers can be sus­pended a max­i­mum of four weeks un­der the col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment. The Giants sus­pended Rodger-Cro­mar­tie on Wed­nes­day for leav­ing the team fa­cil­ity be­fore prac­tice. He had been told by McA­doo on Tues­day night that he would be in­ac­tive for Sun­day night’s game in Den­ver be­cause he left the bench in the sec­ond half of a loss to the Charg­ers and went to the locker-room. He later re­turned. The 31-year-old told ESPN that he left the build­ing be­cause he was upset.

SOC­CER Bradley shifts fo­cus to MLS

Michael Bradley says the dis­ap­point­ment of the U.S. fail­ure to qual­ify for the World Cup won’t go away any time soon. But the Toronto FC and U.S. cap­tain says he won’t let one ounce of anger or frus­tra­tion from the World Cup set­back carry over into his MLS team’s play­off push. Bradley listed off a litany of the emo­tions he had been feel­ing since Tues­day’s loss against Trinidad & Tobago. He says the U.S. team let it­self down, plain and sim­ple.

BASE­BALL Jays re­vamp me­dia staff

The Toronto Blue Jays have an­nounced a re­struc­tur­ing of their base­ball me­dia de­part­ment, a plan that has cost three long­time mem­bers of the team’s me­dia re­la­tions staff their jobs. Mal Ro­manin, Erik Gros­man and Sue Mal­labon were re­lieved of their du­ties this week. The team’s base­ball me­dia and fan en­gage­ment di­vi­sions will be com­bined in one com­mu­ni­ca­tions de­part­ment, a team spokesman con­firmed Thurs­day. The fan en­gage­ment di­vi­sion, es­tab­lished last year, is re­spon­si­ble for so­cial me­dia, pub­lic re­la­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­tions ini­tia­tives. Se­bas­tian Gat­ica will over­see the new team.

— JOHN MA­HONEY FILES

Vet­eran de­fence­man Mark Streit played just two games for the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens be­fore he was placed on waivers Thurs­day. Three months ago the 39-year-old had signed a one-year, US$700,000 con­tract with the NHL club.

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