Strait's one-year, two-way contract with the Devils is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $200,00 in the minors, per CapFriendly. The Boston University product spent the bulk of the 2016-17 season with AHL Manitoba, a minor-league affiliate of the Jets, producing 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) and 36 PIM over 58 games. He was up in the NHL for five contests, tacking on five assists over that span. New Jersey is the fourth NHL team to have acquired Strait over the course of his career; the Massachusetts native was picked by the Penguins in the third round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but he logged just 12 NHL games over two seasons in the Burgh before the Islanders took him in for 170 matches between 2012-16. We'd love to give Strait the benefit of the doubt now that he has a clean slate with a new franchise, but he'll be hard-pressed to earn enough playing time to lift brows in the fantasy realm.
Strait signed a one-year, two-way contract with New Jersey on Saturday. Strait only played five NHL games last season, but he does have considerable experience -- playing over 45 big-league games in a season on three separate campaigns. Although he's never eclipsed the 10-point mark, Strait still stands a chance to possibly snag at least the seventh-man role in a young, New Jersey defensive core.
Strait was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Thursday. Strait heads back to the minors now that the Jets are starting to get healthy on the blue line. In addition to having guys back, the 29-year-old appears to have been beaten out for a spot in the lineup by youngsters Julian Melchiori and Nelson Nogier as Winnipeg starts thinking about the 2017-18 campaign and evaluating the talent within the organization.
Strait was recalled from AHL Manitoba on Saturday. Jacob Trouba is dealing with an upper-body injury, so the Jets brought up Strait as insurance ahead of Sunday's home game against the Wild. We view the American defenseman as a stay-at-home type and not someone who will light it up to the benefit of your fantasy team.
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.
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