• Ducks Ink Winger Stewart To One-Year Deal

    News: Chris Stewart (shoulder) has signed a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Ducks, according to John Shannon of Sportsnet.
    Analysis: He had a combined 14 goals and 36 points last season between the Sabres and Wild. He has struggled to return to the lofty heights of his sophomore season (2009-10) when he tallied 28 goals and 64 points in 77 games with the Avs, but still has some scoring potential at 27. He may slot in on a scoring line or provide a big body on the third line. Training camp will tell the tale.
  • Wild's Stewart Has Separated Shoulder

    News: Chris Stewart revealed during Monday's season-ending media availability that he suffered a separated right shoulder in Game 2 of the Wild's second-round matchup with the Blackhawks, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Chris Stewart, who missed the final two games of the series with the injury, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Wild acquired Stewart as a rental from the Sabres prior to the trade deadline, and after getting only three goals and 11 points out of him in 28 games (including the postseason), the team could be inclined to let him walk.
  • Wild's Stewart Iffy For Game 4

    News: Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune relays that Chris Stewart's arm "looked basically immobile" during the forward's time on the ice in the course of Thursday's morning skate.
    Analysis: Chris Stewart, who missed Tuesday's contest against Chicago after being injured this past Sunday, thus looks unlikely to rejoin the Minnesota lineup for Thursday's Game 4 of the team's second-round playoff series.
  • Wild's Stewart Out For Game 3

    News: Chris Stewart (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Chicago.
    Analysis: Previous reports suggested that Chris Stewart is dealing with an arm injury, but in any case, the forward is considered day-to-day by the Wild in advance of Thursday's Game 4.
  • Wild's Stewart Not At Morning Skate

    News: Chris Stewart (arm) was not on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: The report notes that Chris Stewart sustained a right arm injury in Sunday's Game 2 against Chicago, with his absence from the team's morning skate thus clouding his availability for Tuesday's Game 3.
  • Wild's Stewart Gets Power-Play Assist

    News: Chris Stewart collected a power-play assist in Thursday's Game 1 victory over the Blues.
    Analysis: Since joining the Wild at the March 2 trade deadline, Chris Stewart has recorded three goals and nine assists in 21 games, but the assist Thursday gave him his first point on the man advantage. With a top-six role still intact in the postseason, Stewart should be able to continue to maintain a half-point-per-game scoring pace.
  • Wild's Stewart Grabs Two Assists

    News: Chris Stewart picked up two assists, five PIM, and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over the Kings.
    Analysis: A great fantasy outing for Chris Stewart, who has recorded points in back-to-back games. Skating on a line with Mikko Koivu, Stewart has recorded nine points (three goals) in 14 games since being traded to Minnesota. He's seeing power-play time and has been producing steadily for a surging Wild team, so he's worth riding while he's hot.
  • Wild's Stewart Picking Up Steam

    News: Chris Stewart scored a goal and chipped in an assist Tuesday in a 6-2 win over New Jersey.
    Analysis: He's now got goals in consecutive games after sort of sleepwalking through his first three contests with the Wild. If Chris Stewart can have an offensive renaissance in Minnesota, it'll go a long way toward building a deep playoff run.
  • Wild's Stewart Has Goal and Fight

    News: Chris Stewart scored his 12th goal of the season (and first for the Wild) and had five penalty minutes for a fight in Sunday's loss to Colorado.
    Analysis: Chris Stewart fought Cody McLeod in the first minute of the game. Stewart will get significant ice time and the Wild hope he'll add toughness down the stretch.
  • Stewart Posts An Assist In Wild Debut

    News: Chris Stewart had an assist and was on the ice for 15:06 in his Wild debut in Tuesday's win over Ottawa.
    Analysis: It looks like Chris Stewart will be on one of the Wild's top three lines with Miko Koivu, but the third skater on the line changed during the game and may again for the Wild's next matchup. Stewart got just over two minutes of power play ice time, so he'll have a significant role with his new team.