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.
Stuart (back) is close to returning, per Avalanche coach Patrick Roy. The 36-year-old blueliner has not played since Nov. 10. He's a veteran shutdown man that skates well and tends to glue himself to opponents, but with just 335 points in 1056 career games, he can safely be passed over in fantasy leagues.
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.
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