Flyers Mark Streit Out

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Philadelphia Flyers defensemen Mark Streit will miss about 2 weeks with an upper body injury. Streit suffered the injury during the game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Streit, 39, was drafted in the 9th round, 262 overall, by the Montreal Canadians in 2004. Streit made his NHL debut during the 2005-2006 season where he scored 2 goals and assisted on 9 goals for 11 points in 48 games that season for the Montreal Canadians. After 3 seasons with Montreal, scoring 109 points (25 goals and 84 assists) he joined the New York Islanders. In 4 seasons with New York Streit scored 178 points (40 goals and 139 assists). Streit hit his prime with the Islanders, then he left and went to join the Philadelphia Flyers, which he currently plays for. In his 4 seasons with the Flyers, Streit has scored 135 points (30 goals and 105 assists). In 31 games this season, Streit has scored 5 goals and 11 assists for 16 points, but has been one of the better defensemen for the Flyers despite his +/- of -6.

The Flyers currently sit tied for 2nd with 39 points. The Penguins are the team tied with the Flyers. Flyers have a record of 18-10-3 as they hope for a playoff push

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