The Jets have recalled Brian Strait from Manitoba (AHL).
Strait, 29, has collected five assists in 27 games with Manitoba this season and could make his Jets’ debut on Thursday. Strait has 27 points (6G / 21A) in 182 career NHL games with the Penguins and Islanders.
The Jets have inked Brian Strait to a one-year deal worth $600K.
Strait, 28, served as the Islanders sixth/seventh defenseman for the four years, appearing in 170 games, collecting just six goals and 20 assists (26 points) along the way. He should have a better chance cracking the Jets’ blueline on a more regular basis.
Strait (healthy scratch) will return to the lineup on Sunday.
Strait was a healthy scratch in the last two games, but with Calvin de Haan sidelined with a lower-body injury, Strait will return to the lineup tonight in New York. He has just five points (1G / 4A) in 40 games this season.
Strait has been a healthy scratch in the last two games, but will be back in the lineup tonight in Philadelphia. He will replace Visnovsky. Strait has one goal and three assist with a minus-6 rating in 27 games.