Brian Strait D NYI 13 Days

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 14 Days

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 2 Months

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 9 Months

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 11 Months

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 Oct 01 '79

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.

Brian Strait D NYI Sep 23 '79

Brian Strait had two assists in his return from an upper-body injury.

It was Strait's first contest since Oct. 22. He also ended up with two penalty minutes and four blocked shots in 15:46 minutes of playing time.

Brian Strait D NYI Sep 22 '79

The Islanders have activated Brian Strait (upper body) from injured reserve.

He will play Thursday for the first time since Oct. 22. Strait will be paired with Aaron Ness and Matt Carkner will sit.

Brian Strait D NYI Sep 13 '79

Brian Strait (upper body) was able to practice with the Islanders on Monday.

Strait's return still isn't imminent. He has one assist in nine contests this season.

Brian Strait D NYI Aug 30 '79

Brian Strait's upper body injury is believed to be related to his back.

Strait has started doing off-ice exercises, but it would be surprising if he returned in the near future. He has an assist in nine games this season.