Canadiens' Streit clears waivers; loaned to AHL

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Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens loaned defenseman Mark Streit to the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League on Friday after the 39-year-old cleared waivers, the team announced.

On Thursday, Montreal placed Streit on waivers after it was reported that the club was actively shopping him.

Given his age, the news has sparked discussion as to whether Streit might elect to return to his native Switzerland to potentially play in the Olympics.

Streit was signed for a second tour of duty with the Canadiens this offseason (one year, $700,000), but underwhelmed in two games played. He's a mins-2, with no points, while playing an average of 14:13.