Canadiens place veteran defenceman Streit on waivers
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.