Devils re-sign defenseman Brian Strait, waive Yaroslav Dyblenko

The Devils re-signed defenseman Brian Strait to a two-year, two-way contract with an $675K AAV at the NHL level.The team also placed defenseman Yaroslav Dyblenko on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.Both defensemen joined the Devils’ organization prior to the 2017-18 season, and both spent the entire season in the AHL in Binghamton.Strait played 61 AHL games during 2017-18, scoring three goals and adding five assists.Schneider out 5 monthsWhile the Devils didn’t need him in the NHL last season, the 30-year-old defenseman serves as a strong depth option for the team. He has played in 187 NHL games over the course of his career, and he can serve in the same role over the next two seasons with the Devils.