Cana­di­ens place Streit on waivers

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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.

Jaromir Jagr played his first NHL game in six months Wed­nes­day night as his Flames beat the Kings 4-3 in over­time. He played 13:38, had no shots and fin­ished mi­nus-1. “I didn’t feel very well,” the 45-year-old Jagr said. ... Fly­ers founder Ed Snider will be hon­ored when a 9-foot bronze statue is un­veiled next week out­side the Wells Fargo Cen­ter. Snider founded the team in the 1960s and re­mained chair­man un­til his death in April 2016. News ser­vices

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