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November 1, 2017 02:25 AM
Mark Streit: Headed for retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit will end his 12-year NHL career, Swiss Hockey News reports.

Streit reportedly didn't want to continue his career in the minor leagues, and will now officially retire from the NHL. His impressive career included 338 points in 786 games and a Stanley Cup victory with Pittsburgh last season. The 39-year-old will likely continue his hockey career in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

October 16, 2017 12:29 PM
Mark Streit: Contract terminated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit reached an agreement to terminate his contract with Montreal on Monday.

The Swiss blueliner suited up in two games for the Habs this season before being waived. Streit, however, didn't report to AHL Laval, instead preferring to ply his trade elsewhere. It's unclear whether another organization has any interest in bringing in the 39-year-old, though if Streit's unable to find an NHL home, he could decide to represent Switzerland in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

October 16, 2017 10:05 PM
Canadiens' Mark Streit: Hits unconditional waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

It appears that Father Time has caught up with the 39-year-old blueliner, who was once one of the better fantasy defensemen in the league. Streit declined to report to the Habs' minor-league affiliate in Laval, which is why each party is looking to resolve the situation via contract termination. Should he clear waivers, Streit will be free to sign with any team he chooses.

October 13, 2017 05:41 PM
Canadiens' Mark Streit: Won't report to AHL affiliate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit won't report to Montreal's AHL affiliate and will instead take the next few days to evaluate his options, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Streit is 39 years old and has enjoyed a long NHL career spanning 12 years and four different clubs, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him hang up his skates after going unclaimed on the waiver wire. The Swiss blueliner should announce his decision in the coming days.

October 12, 2017 01:01 PM
Canadiens' Mark Streit: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit was waived by the Canadiens on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

With David Schlemko (hand) off injured reserve, the Canadiens had to get back under the 23-man roster limit and Streit was the player deemed expendable by the club. In his two outings for the club, the 39-year-old averaged a mere 14:13 of ice time, so it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise he finds himself on the waiver wire. If he goes unclaimed, the blueliner will likely be assigned to AHL Laval.

October 9, 2017 04:13 AM
Canadiens' Mark Streit: Scratched on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit will be on the bench Sunday, when the Habs play the Rangers in New York, Luc Gelinas of RDS reports.

It's reasonable to expect the 39-year-old to watch from the press box every now and then in his reunion tour with the Habs, the team that selected him in the ninth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

July 25, 2017 12:53 PM
Canadiens' Mark Streit: Heading north
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit secured a one-year contract with Montreal on Tuesday.

In 68 games split between the Penguins and Flyers last year, Streit tallied six goals and 21 helpers. After being acquired at the trade deadline, the blueliner appeared in 19 regular-season contests for Pittsburgh, but he saw action in a mere three playoff games on the way to a Stanley Cup championship. We hope the 39-year-old has adjusted to watching from the press box, as he may find himself a healthy scratch more often than not this upcoming season.

July 17, 2017 11:20 PM
Mark Streit: Pursued by Habs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit was offered a one-year contract by the Canadiens, according to Marc de Foy of the Journal de Montreal.

In offering a one-year deal worth $1.5 million to the 39-year-old, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin is protecting himself in the event he's unable to re-sign Andrei Markov.

June 20, 2017 05:45 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Exposed for expansion draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit was not among the Penguins' protected players for the Vegas expansion draft.

Considering Streit logged just 19 regular-season and three playoff games for the Pens this year, it shouldn't come as a surprise they chose not to protect him from being selected by the Golden Knights. The 39-year-old was an emergency pickup in order to provide coverage for a banged-up blue line. General manager Jim Rutherford could decide to re-sign the defenseman, but that determination likely won't come until after July 1 when free agency begins.

May 16, 2017 07:12 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Could be forced into playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit likely will make his 2017 postseason debut if fellow defenseman Justin Schultz's (undisclosed) injury turns out to be serious, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Pittsburgh has been perpetually banged up on the back line, making forced lineup adjustments along the way, but losing a two-way playmaker like Schultz for any amount of time could pose a serious problem for the Pens during these conference finals. After all, he's averaged 21:09 of ice time -- including 3:48 on the power play -- since the quarterfinal series against the Blue Jackets. Streit could step in as a 39-year-old with 31 playoff games under his belt, though that could always change if Trevor Daley (lower body) gets healthy soon.

March 24, 2017 04:40 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Clicks on power play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 17, 2017 10:32 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Gets top billing Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 16, 2017 05:16 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: In Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 15, 2017 03:12 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Game-time decision Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit (lower body) will be a game-time decision against his former team, the Flyers, on Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

An encouraging sign for fantasy owners, 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, likely pairing up with Chad Ruhwedel.

March 15, 2017 07:44 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Injury not thought serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 14, 2017 12:36 AM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Suffers injury Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit sustained a lower-body injury Monday against the Flames, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Streit skated just 5:08 in the contest before blocking a shot that forced his departure. The Penguins are already down three regular defensemen thanks to various injuries (Kris Letang, Trevor Daley and Olli Maatta), so -- despite their favorable position in the standings -- they can ill afford to lose the newly acquired veteran, who had recorded four points in his first five games with Pittsburgh prior to Monday. Look for further specifics regarding his status in advance of Wednesday's tilt with Philadelphia, but the fact he was brought to the hospital doesn't bode well for his availability.

March 9, 2017 02:53 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Adds two more assists in win over Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit recorded two power-play assists during Wednesday's win over Winnipeg.

Through three games with the Penguins, the veteran defenseman has two multi-point outings for a goal and three assists. His presence on the power play has been notable, as all three helpers have come with the man advantage. Pittsburgh is the highest-scoring team in the league, and Streit is still capable of moving the offensive needle. With Kris Letang (upper body) out of action, Streit checks out as a serviceable fantasy asset in most seasonal formats, and he's currently a target-worthy bargain in daily contests.

March 3, 2017 10:12 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Leaves mark in Penguins debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit scored the game-winning goal and then chipped in a power-play assist against Tampa Bay on Friday.

With the Pittsburgh blue line riddled with injuries, Streit should have an opportunity to provide solid numbers. The only question is just how fleeting a run it will be. He's certainly a solid option in daily games for the time being, and Streit is worth a speculative add in deeper seasonal leagues. The 39-year-old defenseman is capable of moving the offensive needle, after all.

March 3, 2017 11:08 AM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Practicing on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Streit worked as the point man on the team's No. 2 power-play unit during Friday's morning skate.

Eight of Streit's 21 points for the Flyers have come courtesy of the man advantage in 2016-17 and it wouldn't be surprising to see him add to that total with Pittsburgh. The 39-year-old veteran makes for a sneaky pickup. He paired as a left defenseman with fellow newcomer Ron Hainsey at even strength Friday.

March 1, 2017 03:32 PM
Penguins' Mark Streit: Flipped to Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

After being traded to Tampa by the Flyers earlier Wednesday, Streit was flipped at the trade deadline to Pittsburgh, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

A Flyer for nearly four seasons, Streit's now been part of three organizations in the span of one day, with a minutes-long stint in Tampa breaking up his westerly move across the state of Pennsylvania. The Penguins are banged up on the blue line, so Streit may fit into the mix in the short term, but there's going to be a crowd there once everyone gets healthy, so this can't be considered much of a boost to his fantasy value.