Brian Strait D NYI 4 months ago

Strait registered an assist in Friday's win over the Penguins.

The secondary helper came on John Tavares' game-winning third-period goal, giving 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, but serves in mainly a stay-at-home capacity.

Brian Strait D NYI 6 months ago

Strait was credited with an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets.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. With Calvin de Haan nursing a facial injury, Strait has held down a lineup spot for the last handful of games. 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, there's a high likelihood that de Haan will draw back in for Strait on a near-every game basis.

Brian Strait D NYI 7 months ago

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).

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.

Brian Strait D NYI 7 months ago

Strait (personal) will return to the Islanders lineup Friday versus the Devils.

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.

Brian Strait D NYI 8 months ago

Strait has left the team due to personal reasons, according to Newsday.

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.

Brian Strait D NYI 8 months ago

Strait will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Blackhawks, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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.

Brian Strait D NYI 9 months ago

Strait is expected to serve as a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Avalanche, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

With Johnny Boychuk (knee) able to take part fully in morning skate, it looks like he'll be cleared to draw in for Strait, who skated in place of Boychuk on Sunday. Strait has appeared in 11 games this season for the Islanders, providing one point, 10 PIM and 31 hits.

Brian Strait D NYI 1 year ago

Brian Strait will be a healthy scratch Sunday against Columbus.

Matt Donovan will dress in his place. Neither of these players has any fantasy value so this news should not be impactful in your hockey pool.

Brian Strait D NYI 2 years ago

Brian Strait scored a goal and registered an assist in a 6-4 loss on Saturday.

Strait has three goals and eight points in 27 games this season. As you might have guessed, we don't expect him to have much fantasy value for the rest of the season.

Brian Strait D NYI 2 years ago

Brian Strait scored his first goal of the season on Friday.

It was also the defenseman's first NHL goal of his career. Strait missed over seven weeks with an upper body injury and has three points in four games since his return. We would pass on Strait in pools at this time.