The Devils reinstated Street (upper body) from injured reserve Tuesday and assigned him to AHL Binghamton. Street had been sidelined since Jan. 9 with the upper-body injury. Even though the 32-year-old is healthy again, he doesn't have a full-time role waiting for him on the Devils' third or fourth line, so he'll move back to the minors to play regularly.
Street (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Street's injured reserve designation is retroactive to Jan. 9, so he will miss at least the next three games. The 32-year-old forward has one assist in three games at the NHL level this season.
Street dished out an assist and launched a shot on net in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders. It was Street's second game with the big club, and he nearly scored in the first period on a no-look shot directed at Thomas Greiss. Just a few shifts later, the 32-year-old notched his first NHL point of the campaign with a secondary assist on P.K. Subban's goal. Whether Street can secure a long-term role at the top level remains to be seen, but he'll stick around as long as Jack Hughes (upper body) and Jesper Bratt (undisclosed) are sidelined.
Street had three shots on goal and won five of nine face-offs (55 percent) in his season debut against Colorado on Saturday. The 32-year-old pivot continues to try to fulfill his NHL dream. He has just 57 games since 2012-13 and they've been accumulated with the Flames, Avalanche, Red Wings, Ducks and now the Devils. There's no fantasy value here, but you have to pull for Street.
The Devils recalled Street from AHL Binghamton on Saturday. Street hasn't played an NHL game in over a year, but he continues to be dominant in the AHL ranks. Over 33 games this season, he's compiled 13 goals and 20 assists, and he's earned a spot on the AHL All-Star team. Street will enter the lineup Saturday against the Avalanche if Jesper Bratt (undisclosed) can't go.
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