Canadiens place Streit on waivers
The Canadiens placed veteran defenseman Mark Streit on waivers Thursday, according to reports.
The abrupt move came three months after Streit, 39, signed a one-year contract. Streit, who won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins last season, had no points in his first two games before being benched for the next two.
The Canadiens signed Streit to bolster their defense after Andrei Markov left to play in his native Russia; Alexei Emelin was claimed in the expansion draft; and Nathan Beaulieu was traded to the Sabres. The Canadiens have been outscored 11-2 in losing three straight.
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