Brian Strait

#37 D / N.Y. Islanders / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 209 lb Age: 28 College: Boston U.

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Islanders' Brian Strait: Scores rare goal

    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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    Islanders' Brian Strait: Healthy scratch Tuesday

    Strait will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night when the Islanders face the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Strait reportedly will give way to Marek Zidlicky in this one. The NHL is not short on blueliners that can rack up points, but Strait happens to be more of a shutdown defenseman so consider looking elsewhere.

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    Islanders' Brian Strait: Will be a regular in the lineup

    The injury to Thomas Hickey means that Strait will be a regular in the Islanders lineup, reports Newsday. Islander fans will be sick to their stomach over this news as quite a few of them wonder why Strait is on the team at all more or less playing in games. He will likely be paired with Marek Zidlicky on the third defensive line.

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    Islanders' Brian Strait: Will be healthy scratch Saturday against Sharks

    Strait will be a healthy scratch Saturday against San Jose, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. With Thomas Hickey coming off of injured reserve Saturday, the Islanders are no longer in need of Strait's services on the blue line. The 27-year-old defender registered 14 hits and two blocked shots in the four games he suited up for in Hickey's absence.

  • Isles' Strait Picks Up Assist

    News: Brian Strait registered an assist in Friday's win over the Penguins.
    Analysis: The secondary helper came on John Tavares' game-winning third-period goal, giving Brian Strait just his seventh point in 51 games. He's been able to hold off Calvin de Haan and Matt Donovan for a regular role on the Isles' second defensive pairing of late, but typically serves in a stay-at-home capacity.
  • Isles' Strait Picks Up Assist In Win

    News: Brian Strait was credited with an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: Brian Strait had a costly turnover in the final minute of the first period that directly resulted in a game-tying goal by Cam Atkinson, but redeemed himself to an extent with the secondary assist on the first of two goals on the evening by John Tavares. Strait has been able to maintain a lineup spot for the last handful of games in the wake of Calvin de Haan's facial injury, but it looks to be just a matter of time before Strait heads back to the press box. De Haan is now healthy, but coach Jack Capuano has been hesitant to change his lineup with the Isles winning their last four games. Once that streak comes to an end, however, there's a high likelihood that de Haan will displace Strait on a near-every game basis.
  • Isles' Strait Gets Offensive With Goal And Assist

    News: Brian Strait had a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over the Blue Jackets. It was his second game in a row after sitting out for 11 straight (personal).
    Analysis: The points double his season total, so don't open up a tab and check the waiver wire. He'll be there. And that's exactly where he should stay.
  • Isles' Strait (Personal) Returns To Lineup

    News: Brian Strait (personal) will return to the Islanders lineup Friday versus the Devils.
    Analysis: Brian Strait hasn't suited up for the Islanders since Dec. 11, taking some personal time off at one point in December before rejoining the team. He'll draw in for Matt Donovan on Friday, but it's probably just an attempt by coach Jack Capuano to keep Strait active and involved rather than anything that will turn into a permanent deployment in the lineup.
  • Isles' Strait Leaves Team For Personal Reasons

    News: Brian Strait has left the team due to personal reasons, according to Newsday.
    Analysis: There is no word as to what those reasons are or when he might return, only that he won't be back for the game Monday. His loss is not a major one however as he is no better than the Isles seventh defender and one who is a healthy scratch more often than not.
  • Isles To Scratch Strait On Saturday

    News: Brian Strait will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Blackhawks, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: Brian Strait has gone a collective minus-5 over his last three games and was especially poor defensively in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Blues. He'll be replaced in the lineup by rookie Griffin Reinhart on Saturday, and with Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk both on the mend from injuries, Strait's days as a lineup fixture could soon be coming to an end.
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