Mark Streit will not be moved by the New York Islanders at the NHL Trade Deadline, according to Hockey Central Insider John Shannon.

Streit, who is in the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season, was the subject of recent trade rumours.

It appears the Islanders would prefer to keep the veteran defenceman for the stretch run of the season as the club currently sits in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Streit has five goals, 15 assists, and 20 penalty minutes in 37 games this season.