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Brian Strait | Defenseman | #37

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (65) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Strait, Steve Bernier, and Jaroslav Halak will each be scratched against the Wild on Tuesday night.
Through 30 games this season Strait has posted four points, 18 PIMs, 33 blocks, and 72 hits. Not bad if you're in a deep pool. Meanwhile it's far more than what Bernier has produced. Neither have much extenuating value unfortunately. Feb 2 - 6:31 PM

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Brian Strait and Eric Boulton will each be scratched against Arizona on Saturday.

Through 22 games thus far Strait has put up two points, 10 PIMs, 22 blocks, and 55 hits. Not bad, but probably not worth a spot on your squad.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 08:12:00 PM

Brian Strait will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

The 27-year-old has been scratched in nine of New York's last 10 games. He has two assists and a minus-3 rating in 21 games this season. Eric Boulton and Steve Bernier will also watch from the press box.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 08:57:00 PM

Coach Jack Capuano has elected to forego any lineup changes for Tuesday's match with the Flyers.

Brian Strait and Steve Bernier will continue to sit, which is just as well as neither have much fantasy value.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Coach Jack Capuano has elected to forego any lineup changes for Saturday's match with the Senators.

That means Brian Strait and Steven Bernier will be watching from the stands once again as healthy scratches. Neither boast much fantasy value, however.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 06:25:00 PM

Brian Strait and Steven Bernier will each be scratched from Friday's match with the Blues.

Unfortunately there isn't much fantasy value to speak of here. Both players have a pair of points, while Strait boasts 53 hits and 20 blocks through 20 games compared to Bernier's 25 hits and three blocks over 12 games.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Brian Strait, Adam Pelech and Steve Bernier will watch Monday's game against the Avalanche from the press box.

Strait, 27, has two assists and a minus-2 rating in 20 games. Bernier, 30, has a goal and an assist in 12 games and Pelech has no points in two games. This trio was also scratched in New York's last game against the Lightning.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 07:14:00 PM

Brian Strait, Adam Pelech, and Steve Bernier will each sit out Saturday's match with Tampa Bay.

If you're in need of hits, Strait's 53 in just 20 games can be a reliable source. But if you're looking towards him, Pelech or Bernier for anything else, you'd be out of luck. They do not seem to have the appreciation of Coach Capuano, either.
Source: Corey Long
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Brian Strait, Ryan Pulock, and Jean-Francois Berube will each be healthy scratches on Friday night against the Bruins.

Unfortunately, Pulock and Berube are not expected to be meaningful contributors to the Islanders let alone your fantasy squad. Strait at least has a chance to gain some playing time. He has 14 hits through just four games this season, and in 52 games last season amassed 124 hits and 85 blocks from the blue line. Something to consider when you need a one-day filler.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 07:21:00 PM

Brian Strait will pair with Travis Hamonic during Friday's tilt with the Ottawa Senators, forming the Islanders' third defensive unit.

Through 39 games this season, Strait has compiled six points, 26 PIMs, 64 blocks, and 95 hits. Not much fantasy value there, but he is about to see a lot of time with Nick Leddy out.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 06:24:00 PM

Defensemen Brian Strait and Matt Donovan will be healthy scratches on the blue line Monday night in Toronto.

Strait has appeared in 38 games for the Isles this season, registering two goals and four assists with 24 penalty minutes, but hasn’t dressed in a game since February 28th. Donovan has skated in just nine games this season but none since January 6th and has three assists. Neither player have any fantasy value.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Brian Strait, Matt Donovan, and Eric Boulton will be scratched against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Unfortunately, none of these three players have much of any fantasy value. Strait has just six points, 24 PIMs, and 92 hits through 38 games this season. Donovan has played just eight games. And Boulton, who at age 38 has accumulated 1391 PIMs over 643 games in his career, has just one minor in five games with the Isles this season.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Brian Strait, Kael Mouillierat and Matt Donovan are healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Nashville.

Tyler Kennedy is injured and will also miss the contest while Matt Martin is serving his one-game suspension for his hit on Trevor Daley earlier this week.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 08:15:00 PM

Brian Strait and Matt Donovan were scratched against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

While Donovan has just nine games to his credit this season, Strait has seen peaks and valleys throughout his 37 games. He's amassed six points, 57 blocks, and 90 hits.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 08:42:00 PM

Brian Strait and Matt Donovan will be scratched from Sunday's tilt with Vancouver.

Unfortunately, there isn't much fantasy value here. Donovan has just nine games under his belt this season, and it's nearly the trade deadline. Strait has been playing a lot of late, bumping his total to 37. He has six points, 57 blocks, and 90 hits.
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 06:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube