Brian Strait D NYI 6 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 8 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 9 Months

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 9 Months

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 9 Months

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 10 Months

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 10 Months

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.

Brian Strait D NYI 11 Months

Brian Strait (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He has one goal, 14 hits and 17 blocks in nine games this season. Strait hasn't played since Oct. 22.

Brian Strait D NYI Aug 03 '13

Brian Strait's fellow defenseman and former Islanders captain, Mark Streit is now a Philadelphia Flyer, and he says the former captain will be missed.

"Obviously when you lose your captain it's a big piece of the puzzle that's missing," Strait said. "I think a lot of the chemistry is going to be there still. It's going to be tough to replace Mark, but hopefully it works out." With the added pressure looming, Strait said it's important for the Isles to get back to how they were playing during a strong final month last season (8-1-4)."We've just got to stay level-headed and work toward our goal," Strait said. "Ultimately our goal is to win hockey games and make the playoffs and have fun doing it."

Brian Strait D NYI Aug 02 '13

Brian Strait said his main goal for this season is to stay healthy.

Strait has played in parts of three NHL seasons but has yet to play a full campaign due to injuries, which is something he plans to correct this year. "I want to be healthy the whole season, but sometimes like last year it's out of your control," Strait said. "I feel if I can stay healthy, then I can be very productive for the team and will help accomplish our team goals."