Cana­di­ens place vet­eran de­fence­man 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-yearold 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 Na­tional Hockey League 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. This is Streit’s sec­ond stint with Mon­treal. He spent his first three NHL sea­sons with the Cana­di­ens. He’s topped 40 points in six of 11 sea­sons and over­all has 96 goals and 338 as­sists in 786 games. The Habs have been outscored 11-2 in los­ing three straight.

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