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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.

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 the Buf­falo Sabres.

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

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