Stuart returned to Denver due to some back issues, Drew Spevak of ESPN Denver reports. Stuart has yet to collect a point through six games this season, posting a minus-2 rating over that period. The Avalanche recalled Zach Redmond to serve as the team's seventh defensemen on the current road trip. However, the Avalanche don't return home until Nov. 25 against the Senators, so it's possible Stuart will rejoin the team at some point should his back feel better.
Stuart will be scratched for Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Drew Spevak of ESPNDenver.com reports. With Tyson Barrie set to return from his three-game suspension Tuesday night against the Panthers, Colorado is no longer in need of Stuart's services on the blue line. It will likely require another injury or suspension for Stuart to draw back into the Avalanche's lineup.
Stuart will miss Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets as he continues to deal with a back injury, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Stuart, a veteran defenseman, has only made his way into two games this season, averaging 12:53 TOI in the process. He's considered day-to-day and his next chance to suit up will be Oct. 27, a road game against the Panthers.
Brad Stuart (leg) will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Blackhawks, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
Brad Stuart suffered a leg injury in Thursday's game against the Jets and will not return.
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