Stuart recorded a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating during Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Blues. Believe it or not, Stuart actually doubled his point total for the season during Tuesday night's contest. That alone should keep fantasy owners in most formats away, as the 32-year-old has always been known more for his defensive soundness than his offensive prowess.
Stuart has played in four straight games due to injuries on the Jets' blue line. Stuart has periodically been a healthy scratch this season, but with Toby Enstrom (lower body) and Tyler Myers (lower body) on injured reserve, the veteran has been pressed into action. The Minnesota native is averaging a mere 10:54 of ice time, but that number could increase if fellow defender Jacob Trouba is hit with a suspension for a hit in Sunday's matchup with Ottawa.
Stuart has managed just one point in his last eight outings since returning to the Jets' game-day lineup. After sitting out 19 straight contests as a healthy scratch, Stuart has been on the ice for the Jets' previous eight matchups, largely due to injuries to Tyler Myers (upper body) and Ben Chiarot (illness). Once these two guys are cleared for action, Stuart will likely find himself once again watching from the press box.
Stuart figures to be the odd man out on the blue line Thursday against the Oilers, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Stuart played in the Jets' previous five outings while Toby Enstrom was dealing with a family matter back in Sweden. With Enstrom back in the fold, the 32-year-old Stuart will once again be relegated to the press box as he has been for much of the season. When in the lineup this year, the blueliner averaged a mere 12:04 of ice time per night and was unable to record any points, instead adding eight PIM, 10 hits, and 16 blocked shots.
Stuart (upper body) could suit up against the Blackhawks, but will instead be a healthy scratch, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Stuart could find himself as the odd man out in Winnipeg following the end of Jacob Trouba's holdout. Additionally, a healthy Tyler Myers (lower body) will further add to the log jam once he is cleared to return. When in the lineup, Stuart has contributed zero points, three shots on goal and 11 blocked shots, so it should come as no surprise he will be watching from the press box.
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