Strait was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Friday. The blueliner was only up for a couple days, and didn't play in a single game. It's no guarantee, but he could just be going down on a temporary basis to play in Manitoba's pair of games this weekend during the All-Star break. If that's the case, he'll find his way back to the big club before Tuesday's game.
Strait was recalled from AHL Manitoba on Wednesday. Strait was sent down to the minors following the conclusion of training camp back in October. Despite the call-up, there is no guarantee that the 29-year-old will get to make his 2016-17 debut given the fact that the Jets are currently carrying eight active defenders on the 23-man roster. The blueliner's production in the minors -- no goals and five helpers -- should be a red flag to fantasy owners considering picking him up.
Strait was placed on waivers Monday in order to reassign him to the minors along with two others. Strait joined the Jets from the Islanders during the offseason on a one-year deal, but will be sent down to AHL Manitoba if he clears waivers. Last season, the blueliner saw action in just 52 contests and was only able to tally six points in those outings. In addition to Strait, the team also waived Anthony Peluso and Julian Melchiori.
Strait (upper body) signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Jets on Friday. Strait appeared in 52 games with the Islanders last season, tallying just six points (one goal, five assists) over that span. The 28-year-old blueliner will provide the Jets with additional depth at defense, but may be a healthy scratch more often than not during the 2016-17 campaign. Strait was dealing with an upper-body injury at the end of the 2015-16 season, but should be ready for training camp in September.
Strait (upper body) wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he won't play Thursday against the Rangers. Strait's absence won't have any impact on fantasy owners' lineups, as the 28-year-old blueliner has only tallied six points in 52 games this season, and shouldn't be owned in the deepest of fantasy leagues. The Islanders should provide an update on Strait's status once he's ready to return to game action.
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