Streit tallied just his second assist in his last eight games Thursday against Ottawa. Despite cooling off, the 39-year-old has scored one goal and five assists in 11 games for Pittsburgh. In fact, all five of his helpers have come on the power play. With the team's defensive corps shorthanded for the foreseeable future, Streit figures to continue seeing plenty of opportunity on the man advantage.
Streit will take Evgeni Malkin's spot -- he has an upper-body injury -- on the team's top power-play unit Friday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports. The No. 1 unit included Streit and Justin Schultz on defense, with Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel up front for morning skate. Streit returned from a lower-body injury Wednesday in Philadelphia after leaving early in the previous game.
Streit (lower body) will play in Wednesday's game against the Flyers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Considered a game-time call for the evening, the blueliner will indeed give it a go, making him a lineup option in season-long and daily lineups. He should resume his role on the second power-play unit and was paired with Chad Ruhwedel in warmups. Streit's gotten off to a good start as a Penguin other than the injury, notching four points in six games with his new club.
Streit (lower body) will be a game-time decision against his former team -- the Flyers -- Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. An encouraging sign for fantasy owners, Jason Mackey also reported that Streit took part in special teams practice on the Pens' second power-play unit at Wednesday's game-day skate. If he is given the all clear, the veteran will bridge the heated rivalry among Pennsylvania's hockey hotbeds and will likely pair up alongside Chad Ruhwedel.
Although the Pens haven't officially updated Streit's (lower body) status, GM Jim Rutherford offered some potentially encouraging news. "The only information I have on him is that it will be determined at the skate Wednesday whether or not he plays," Rutherford told DK on Pittsburgh Sports. Streit was hospitalized after blocking a shot Monday in Calgary, but Rutherford's comments seem to indicate that the defenseman might not be too far away from returning. The 39-year-old has one goal and three assists (all on the power play) in six games with Pittsburgh.
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