On Twitter, TSN’s Darren Dreger says that Wednesday morning could be the cutoff for Streit re-signing with the Islanders. After that, he could head to the trade market:
Crucial time in contract talks between Streit and the Islanders. Wed’s morning will be cut-off and his trade status determined.#tradecentre
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 1, 2013
That being said, the Islanders are
only two points out tied for eighth and he is their captain, so they may view him as a significant part of the stretch run regardless of whether or not he re-ups.
Also, the Blackhawks acquired center Michael Handzus for a 4th round pick today, filling their need for a center.