NY Islanders Lose Mark Streit For Six Months

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NY Islanders Lose Mark Streit For Six Months
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Reports out of New York are that the Islanders have lose defenseman Mark Streit for six months.

Streit was hit during a scrimmage and reportedly suffered a torn labrum and torn rotator cuff, and will require major surgery.

There are options available for the Islanders. The cross-town Rangers placed Wade Redden on waivers Saturday morning, while veterans like Sheldon Souray and Tomas Kaberle have been shopped. However, losing a productive leader like Streit is a tough blow for the Isles.

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