Canadiens’ Streit on waivers to terminate contract

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, right, makes a save as teammate Mark Streit skates to the net. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Mark Streit was placed on waivers on Sunday for the purpose of terminating his contract, officially ending his time with the team.

The 39-year-old just cleared waivers after the Canadiens tried to to send him down to their AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket. After none of the other 30 teams made a claim for Streit, CBC reported that Streit refused to report to the AHL, resulting in the move to terminate his contract.

Streit signed a one-year contract worth $700,000 in the off-season, returning to the team he first started his professional career with. He only played in two of Montreal’s games this season during which he recorded a minus-two rating.

In 786 career games, Streit has 96 goals and 338 assists.

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