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.
Strait will not return to Tuesday's game against the Capitals because of an upper body injury, Frank Seravalli of TSN Sports reports. Strait left Tuesday's game during the third period with an upper body injury, which will force him to sit out the rest of the contest. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but we should see his status updated following the game. He'll have two days until the Islanders play the the Rangers on Thursday, so consider him questionable for that outing until further information is given.
Strait will get the starting nod Thursday against the Capitals, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Strait will take the place of the injured Calvin De Haan (lower body), who isn't expected to return to the ice until some point next week. The 28-year-old defenseman is projected to lineup alongside Travis Hamonic in the Isles' first defensive pairing.
Strait scored his first goal of the year Tuesday in a 5-2 win over Columbus. A Strait goal is a blessed rarity -- this was his sixth in 156 games -- and he might want to buy Jackets netminder Anton Forsberg a beer after the youngster flat-out whiffed on his shot from the point. But hey, it's nice to see a guy who doesn't usually show up on the scoresheet get a little repayment for his contributions.
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