Brief Canadiens place defenceman Streit on waivers
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.