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June 27, 2016 07:22 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: Facing contract buyout
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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.

February 25, 2016 12:20 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: Placed on injured reserve
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Stuart (back) has gone on injured reserve Thursday the 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.

February 1, 2016 05:51 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: Out long term following back surgery
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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.

January 10, 2016 02:36 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: Skates, but without improvement
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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.

January 6, 2016 01:36 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: No timetable for return with leg issue
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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.

December 30, 2015 04:14 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: Nearing a return
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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.

November 12, 2015 06:07 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: Returns to Denver
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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.

October 27, 2015 06:25 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: Scratched Tuesday against Florida
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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.

October 24, 2015 01:09 PM
Avalanche's Brad Stuart: Out Saturday with ailing back
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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.

June 1, 2015 02:58 PM
Stuart (leg) will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Blackhawks, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
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Stuart (leg) will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Blackhawks, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

June 1, 2015 02:58 PM
Stuart suffered a leg injury in Thursday's game against the Jets and will not return.With just one game remaining in the season Saturday, Stuart may have finished his season with the club. If that's the case, he may have played his last game as a member of the Avalanche, entering the offseason as a free agent.
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Stuart suffered a leg injury in Thursday's game against the Jets and will not return.With just one game remaining in the season Saturday, Stuart may have finished his season with the club. If that's the case, he may have played his last game as a member of the Avalanche, entering the offseason as a free agent.

June 1, 2015 03:27 PM
Stuart set up one of five Avalanche goals and racked up eight hits in Thursday's win over the Coyotes.The 35-year-old Stuart can't be counted on to provide scoring of any kind with much regularity, but he remains something of an asset in specialty formats. Over the last four games alone, Stuart has accrued 24 hits and 10 blocked shots, and has 147 and 116 in those respective categories over 54 games this season.
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Stuart set up one of five Avalanche goals and racked up eight hits in Thursday's win over the Coyotes.The 35-year-old Stuart can't be counted on to provide scoring of any kind with much regularity, but he remains something of an asset in specialty formats. Over the last four games alone, Stuart has accrued 24 hits and 10 blocked shots, and has 147 and 116 in those respective categories over 54 games this season.

June 1, 2015 04:10 PM
Stuart earned an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Stars.Stuart is quite proficient when it comes to gathering hits and blocks, but offense is significantly more scarce for the stay-at-home defenseman. He only has one goal and seven assists over 40 games on the season.
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Stuart earned an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Stars.Stuart is quite proficient when it comes to gathering hits and blocks, but offense is significantly more scarce for the stay-at-home defenseman. He only has one goal and seven assists over 40 games on the season.

June 1, 2015 04:46 PM
Stuart scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Senators.He only scored three last year and none the year before, which should give you an idea of what to expect from Stuart offensively. Don't pay this goal much mind.
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Stuart scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Senators.He only scored three last year and none the year before, which should give you an idea of what to expect from Stuart offensively. Don't pay this goal much mind.

June 1, 2015 04:54 PM
Stuart grabbed two helpers in Wednesday's 4-3 OT win over the visiting Flyers.
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Stuart grabbed two helpers in Wednesday's 4-3 OT win over the visiting Flyers.

June 2, 2015 04:34 AM
Stuart picked up two assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Blues.The two helpers marked the first points in 18 games on the season for Stuart, who offers his most value to the Avalanche on his own end of the ice. The 35-year-old blueliner won't blow you away with his hit or block totals either, making him mostly a non-entity in the fantasy game.
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Stuart picked up two assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Blues.The two helpers marked the first points in 18 games on the season for Stuart, who offers his most value to the Avalanche on his own end of the ice. The 35-year-old blueliner won't blow you away with his hit or block totals either, making him mostly a non-entity in the fantasy game.

June 2, 2015 04:47 AM
Stuart (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.Stuart's activation presumably indicates that he'll be ready to go for Thursday's game in Pittsburgh. If he does indeed suit up, it will mark the 1,000th career game for Stuart, who has been sidelined since Nov. 4 with the hamstring issue.
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Stuart (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.Stuart's activation presumably indicates that he'll be ready to go for Thursday's game in Pittsburgh. If he does indeed suit up, it will mark the 1,000th career game for Stuart, who has been sidelined since Nov. 4 with the hamstring issue.

June 2, 2015 04:50 AM
Stuart (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Stuart appeared to be nearing a return to action as November came to a close, but endured some kind of setback that delayed those plans. After taking some time off the ice, it appears Stuart has noticed some improvement with his hamstring, and could only need an additional practice or two before the Avalanche activate him.
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Stuart (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Stuart appeared to be nearing a return to action as November came to a close, but endured some kind of setback that delayed those plans. After taking some time off the ice, it appears Stuart has noticed some improvement with his hamstring, and could only need an additional practice or two before the Avalanche activate him.

June 2, 2015 05:16 AM
The Avs are considering Stuart (hamstring) day-to-day at this point.Stuart was moved to injured reserve Friday, but that was strictly procedural, as a rash of injuries to the Avs' forward ranks forced them to recall a trio of players from the minors. It's not clear what Stuart's on-ice activity has been like of late, but the day-to-day tag would seem to imply that he's nearing a return.
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The Avs are considering Stuart (hamstring) day-to-day at this point.Stuart was moved to injured reserve Friday, but that was strictly procedural, as a rash of injuries to the Avs' forward ranks forced them to recall a trio of players from the minors. It's not clear what Stuart's on-ice activity has been like of late, but the day-to-day tag would seem to imply that he's nearing a return.

June 2, 2015 05:17 AM
Stuart (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday.Injuries suffered by Alex Tanguay (facial fracture) and Dennis Everberg (separated shoulder) will prompt the Avalanche to make a few call-ups, so Stuart will move to IR to open up a roster spot. The blueliner is still limited by a hamstring issue and it's not clear when he might return to the ice.
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Stuart (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday.Injuries suffered by Alex Tanguay (facial fracture) and Dennis Everberg (separated shoulder) will prompt the Avalanche to make a few call-ups, so Stuart will move to IR to open up a roster spot. The blueliner is still limited by a hamstring issue and it's not clear when he might return to the ice.