REPORT — Mark Streit Has Been Playing Hurt, Looking for $10 Million in New Contract
Kevin Schultz , Islanders Point Blank:
This morning a Swiss news outlet is reporting that Mark Streit has been playing hurt, injuring his knee in November while playing for the Swiss national team. 20min.ch, the same folks who had the interview with Nino Niederreiter’s agent, caught up with Streit after last night’s game in Montreal. Via the good ol’ Google Translate machine:
It is a chronic injury on his left knee, which he contracted in November during his national team assignment on operetta tournament in Arosa in the match against Belarus. And held by the New York Islanders secret.”
The article went on to say that Streit wouldn’t play for the Swiss national team at the World Championships, regardless of whether or not the Islanders make the playoffs.
“I always enjoy playing for Switzerland,” Streit told 20min.ch, “but a World Cup only makes sense if I’m in a similar physical condition.”
The story also quoted Streit saying that he is looking for a three year, $10 million deal with the Islanders. Streit mentioned that he would be interested in a fourth year. A four-year deal would expire when he is 39.