Rotowire: Apr 11 / 7:13a ET
News: Strait registered an assist in Friday's win over the Penguins.
Impact: The secondary helper came on John Tavares' game-winning third-period goal, giving Strait just his seventh point in 51 games. He's been able to hold off Calvin de Haan and Matt Donovan for a regular role on the Isles' second defensive pairing of late, but typically serves in a stay-at-home capacity.
Rotowire: Feb 15 / 9:28a ET
News: Strait was credited with an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
Impact: Strait had a costly turnover in the final minute of the first period that directly resulted in a game-tying goal by Cam Atkinson, but redeemed himself to an extent with the secondary assist on the first of two goals on the evening by John Tavares. Strait has been able to maintain a lineup spot for the last handful of games in the wake of Calvin de Haan's facial injury, but it looks to be just a matter of time before Strait heads back to the press box. De Haan is now healthy, but coach Jack Capuano has been hesitant to change his lineup with the Isles winning their last four games. Once that streak comes to an end, however, there's a high likelihood that de Haan will displace Strait on a near-every game basis.