Tuesday night, the New York Islanders lost in a rout to the Minnesota Wild 6-0. While the main storylines were Matt Moulson and Nino Niederreiter returning to the Island to play the team that traded them, the Islanders also lost a key player for the rest of the season.Midway through the second period, Brian Strait blocked a shot with his hand. He immediately proceeded to throw both...
Brian Strait is day-to-day with an upper body injury and will miss tomorrow’s game against Pittsburgh. That leaves the Islanders with six defenders so Radek Martinek will make his season debut tomorrow night.
At first glance it appears that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jarome Iginla comes in and pokes in the rebound after Sidney Crosby made a few dazzling moves to get the puck to the net. But if you watch the replay closely, New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait clearly beats Iginla to the puck and then buries it in his own net past Evgeni Nabakov. He was trying to clear the puck...
from Arthur Staple of Newsday,
Brian Strait took two penalties against Sidney Crosby in Game 3. The first, a hooking call early in the third, was the sort of call a player of Crosby's stature will get -- it wasn't much of a hook, but all eyes are on No. 87.
In overtime, though, Crosby earned the call, getting good position on Strait, driving to the net and forcing...
Brian Strait has been claimed by the New York Islanders.
It looked like a risk sending him down...
Via Bob McKenzie:
NYI claim Brian Strait from PIT.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 18, 2013
Two semi-newsworthy things today.
1. Brian Strait signed his qualifying offer of one year, 605k. Strait wasn't terrible last year when he got some play. Could probably see him sneaking into the top 7 on the Pens. [ PG+ ]
2. The Pens apparently offered Shane Doan a contract. [ Puck Daddy ] via [ Shelly Anderson ]
Really not worth getting jammed up about.
A few notes heading into tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes:
Deryk Engelland is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
Brian Strait, who was recalled from WBS, will play.
Tyler Kennedy may return. He will be a game-time decision.
No update on Letang yet.
Fleury will be in net tonight.
There are Mario Lemieux banners up outside the arena...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Brian Strait to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Strait, 23, has appeared in one game this seaso...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Penguins have recalled defenseman Brian Strait from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Brian Strait from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Strait, 23, will be spending his second stint of...