Stuart (back) will be subjected to a contract buyout by the Avs, per general manager Joe Sakic, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. Given that he's set for a contract buyout at 36 years old, the Avalanche will not get any cap relief. However, there will be salary buyout savings amounting to $2.4 million in 2016-17. The 16-year veteran only appeared in six games last season and went scoreless with a minus-2 rating. After undergoing back surgery last February, it would be surprising to see the defenseman extend his playing career for much longer.
Stuart (back) has gone on injured reserve Thursdaythe NHL's official media site reports. At this point, it would be surprising if Stuart gets onto the ice the season following his back surgery. The veteran defender has played in only six games this year without recording a point. If he is able to return to action, its unlikely the 36-year-old will start producing enough points to make an impact on daily lineups.
Stuart has undergone back surgery and will miss an extended period of time. Stuart has just six total games under his belt this season, and it sounds as though that number won't increase any time soon. The team should provide another update when the veteran blueliner begins closing in on a return, but Stuart's timetable remains indefinite at this point.
Coach Patrick Roy indicated Sunday that Stuart (back) reportedly attempted to skate recently, but it didn't go well, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports. Stuart was reportedly dealing with a leg injury stemming from his earlier back issue, and a recent skate apparently didn't provide any reason for optimism. His timetable remains pretty open-ended, but the team should continue to provide updates when the veteran blueliner begins closing in on a return to the lineup.
Stuart is dealing with some leg pain that's rooted in his earlier back injury, and remains without a timetable for return as a result. Stuart was thought to be nearing a return to the lineup, but it appears he's still dealing with a leg injury stemming from the previous issue. It's unclear when the veteran blueliner will return, but it appears that could be a ways off.
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