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Brian Strait | Defenseman

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
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Brian Strait scored his first of the season on Saturday and chipped in with an assist.
Before you go and rush to pick him up off waivers, he doubled his point total to four with Saturday's outburst. He is also a minus-seven with 18 penalty minutes in 21 games for the Islanders. Jan 11 - 9:57 AM

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Josh Bailey and Brian Strait will tag back in as Cal Clutterbuck Matt Donovan take a seat Friday night against the Devils.

Bailey has missed Tuesday's loss to the Canucks with a lower body injury. Only Clutterbuck has any fantasy value as he has 36 PIMs and 159 hits, which ranks third in the NHL through 38 games this season.
Jan 9 - 6:20 PM

Brian Strait, Matt Donovan, and Eric Boulton will all be healthy scratches once agains Saturday night in Buffalo.

The Islanders will roll with the same lineup they had Tuesday night against the Canadiens, so Strait, Donovan, and Boulton will be hard luck scratches. The trio has combined for just five assists in 31 total games, so no fantasy relevance for any of them.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Brian Strait, Matt Donovan, and Eric Boulton will all be healthy scratches on Friday night against the Canadiens.

Unfortunately, there is no fantasy value to speak of between these three.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Brian Strait, Matt Donovan, and Eric Boulton will all be healthy scratches on Friday night against the Red Wings.

With Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic making their return, Strait and Donovan will take a seat. Boulton meanwhile is an extra body, but like Strait and Donovan, has no fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Brian Strait and Eric Boulton will be healthy scratches Monday versus the Devils.

Strait had played in 19 games on the blue line for the Isles this season, recording two assists and a minus eight rating, but will continue to give way to the youngster, Griffin Reinhart, Monday against New Jersey. Also scratched for the Islanders is tough-guy, Eric Boulton, who’s played in just four games on the season and has nothing to show for.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Brian Strait will be a healthy scratch against the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Since reaching the NHL in 2010-11, Strait has appeared in just 97 games, all with the Islanders. Which is to say he lacks much fantasy value even in the deepest of pools.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Brian Stait will draw in the for injured Johnny Boychuk on Black Friday vs. Washington.

Brian Strait will see just his 13th game of the season. He has just one point, an assist, on the season making him not much of a fantasy asset.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Brian Strait drew into the Islanders lineup on Saturday as Johnny Boychuk could not go.

Strait played alongside Nick Leddy and saw 17:55 minutes of action as he had a couple of minors and three hits. He is a depth defenseman with no fantasy value at this time.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:35:00 AM

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.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 09:58:00 AM

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.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 10:53:00 AM

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.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 08:17:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 10:27:00 AM

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.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 05:12:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Eric Boulton
4Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolay Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson