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Rotowire: Jan 12 / 8:04p ET
News: Strait scored his first goal of the year Tuesday in a 5-2 win over Columbus.
Impact: A Strait goal is a blessed rarity -- this was his sixth in 156 games -- and he might want to buy Jackets netminder Anton Forsberg a beer after the youngster flat-out whiffed on his shot from the point. But hey, it's nice to see a guy who doesn't usually show up on the scoresheet get a little repayment for his contributions.
Rotowire: Dec 29 / 2:23p ET
News: Strait will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night when the Islanders face the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Impact: Strait reportedly will give way to Marek Zidlicky in this one. The NHL is not short on blueliners that can rack up points, but Strait happens to be more of a shutdown defenseman so consider looking elsewhere.