Stewart (illness) is likely to play Saturday against the Coyotes. Stewart has missed Minnesota's last two games, but you can expect him to suit up for the Wild in their regular-season finale. While Stewart only has 13 goals and eight assists in 78 games this season, the Coyotes have allowed 3.15 goals and 34.0 shots on net per game, so it's a pretty favorable matchup.
Stewart (illness) won't play Thursday against the Avalanche, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. The heady veteran will look to Saturday's game in Arizona as his last chance to return in the regular season.
Stewart came down with an illness Wednesday, per Wild coach Bruce Boudreau. There has been nothing to suggest that Stewart's illness is anything out of the ordinary, but he'll presumably be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's road contest in Colorado. The bottom-six winger has played well in limited action, notching 13 goals and eight assists while averaging 10:23 of ice time over 78 games. Converting shots at a rate of 16.3 percent has certainly given Stewart a lift this campaign.
Stewart dished out a pair of helpers in Thursday's 5-1 win over Ottawa. Both of Stewart's assists came on goals by Nino Niederreiter, who snapped a 16-game drought in this one. Stewart came in with just two points in his previous 14 games, but his Tuesday fight against Tom Wilson seems to have lit a fire under the power forward.
Stewart logged just 6:58 of ice time during Thursday's loss to Philadelphia. At this stage of his career, Stewart's fantasy value is tied to his contributions in the PIM column. He received a fighting major in each of his previous two outings, and with 89 PIM for the year, the veteran is doing his part there. However, in most seasonal leagues, it's difficult to roster him because of his lack of offensive production (13 goals and 19 points). Still, if you need a boost in PIM down the stretch drive, Stewart is a potential grab.
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