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17 Brad Stuart D
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 11/6/1979 | Birthplace: Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, C | Team: Colorado Avalanche | College: None | NHL Experience: 14 | Salary: $3,600,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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12/14/2014

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Brad Stuart

Avs' Stuart Activated From IR

News: Brad Stuart (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.
Analysis: Brad 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.

12/13/2014

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Brad Stuart

Avs' Stuart Skates With Team Friday

News: Brad Stuart (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Brad 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.

11/22/2014

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Brad Stuart

Avs' Stuart Considered Day-To-Day

News: The Avs are considering Brad Stuart (hamstring) day-to-day at this point.
Analysis: Brad 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.

11/21/2014

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Brad Stuart

Avs Move Stuart To IR

News: Brad Stuart (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Analysis: Injuries suffered by Alex Tanguay (facial fracture) and Dennis Everberg (separated shoulder) will prompt the Avalanche to make a few call-ups, so Brad 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.

11/6/2014

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Brad Stuart

Avs' Stuart Could Miss A Couple Of Weeks

News: Brad Stuart is dealing with a hamstring issue and could be out for a couple of weeks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Brad Stuart is just one game away from making his 1,000th NHL appearance, but it appears that reaching that milestone could be pushed back for quite some time. The Avalanche have yet to make any blue line call-up to cover for his absence, as it appears the team will wait a few days before determining whether or not Stuart will require a trip to injured reserve.

11/5/2014

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Brad Stuart

Avs' Stuart Could Miss Time With Leg Injury

News: Brad Stuart could miss some time due to a leg injury he suffered in Tuesday's game, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Brad Stuart's status and timetable are still a little cloudy right now, but should be resolved in the future. With him out, Zach Redmond will likely slot in as the sixth defenseman, though the team could make a move to add another for depth.

9/29/2014

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Brad Stuart

Avs Extend Stuart

News: The Avalanche signed Brad Stuart to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension Monday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Analysis: The veteran blueliner recorded three goals and eight assists in 61 games with the Sharks last season, and the Avs decided he was worth locking up for two more.

7/2/2014

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Brad Stuart

Stuart Traded To Colorado

News: The Avalanche have acquired Brad Stuart from the Sharks for a second-round pick in 2016, along with a sixth-rounder in 2017, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The 34-year-old blueliner brings limited offense to the table these days (11 points in 61 games this past season), but he'll provide the Avs' blueline with valuable depth and experience.

3/25/2014

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Brad Stuart

Stuart Returns In Sharks' Loss

News: Brad Stuart returned from injury on Monday, recording a shot, a hit and two blocked shots over 19:57 of ice time in a shootout loss to Calgary.
Analysis: Brad Stuart's return is good news for Sharks fans and a mixed bag for fantasy owners. His numbers have been rough in many categories this season. Averaging barely over a shot per game, under two hits per game, and just 19:10 of ice time, he's not a standout in many fantasy categories.

3/24/2014

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Rejoining Lineup Monday

News: Brad Stuart (upper body) will be back in the lineup Monday against the Flames, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: It will mark Brad Stuart's first game since Feb. 7, as he suffered the upper-body injury prior to play resuming after the Olympic break. He totaled just nine points in his 51 games before the injury, but was productive in the defensive categories, logging 100 hits and 101 blocked shots.

3/22/2014

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Brad Stuart

SJ's Stuart Will Not Play Saturday

News: Brad Stuart (upper body) will not return to the lineup on Saturday as had been earlier speculated, according to the Mercury News.
Analysis: The Sharks won't put Brad Stuart into the lineup until their positive he's at 100 percent.They want him ready for the playoffs and players coming back too early may be on their mind with Raffi Torres' situation.

3/22/2014

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Brad Stuart

Stuart Nearing A Return For Sharks

News: Brad Stuart (upper body) may return as soon as Saturday, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.
Analysis: Brad Stuart has been out of the lineup since February 7, the final game before the Olympic break. His injury was originally considered minor and has lingered for over a month. He has three goals and six assists on the season.

3/18/2014

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Brad Stuart

Stuart Skates With Sharks, Won't Return Yet

News: Brad Stuart was skating with the team on Tuesday, according to David Pollak of the Mercury News.
Analysis: This is progress, but doesn't mean he's close to a return. With the Sharks poised to make a good run in the playoffs they won't rush him into a return.

3/10/2014

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Not Close To Returning

News: Brad Stuart (upper body) is not close to returning, CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Brad Stuart still isn't participating in contact drills at practice, although head coach Todd McLellan did say that he is continuing to work on his conditioning. The blueliner hasn't suited up since Feb. 7, but recorded three goals and six assists before getting hurt.

3/8/2014

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Brad Stuart

Stuart Still Out For Sharks

News: Brad Stuart will miss his sixth straight game with an upper-body injury Saturday, according to CSN Bay Area.
Analysis: Brad Stuart was initially projected to miss just three games, which makes the situation a little hard to read. He does appear to be getting close to a return however, as he began skating again mid-week.

3/5/2014

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Resumes Skating Wednesday

News: Brad Stuart (upper body) skated during Wednesday's practice, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Brad Stuart was reportedly working out rather aggressively, suggesting a return to action could be on the horizon. He's missed the team's first four games out of the break while he attends to the injury.

2/27/2014

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Moved To IR

News: Brad Stuart (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: This doesn't speak to any setback for Brad Stuart, as the Sharks just needed the roster space to activate Logan Couture and Raffi Torres from IR for Thursday's game. Stuart is still expected to miss the next three contests before the Sharks reevaluate him.

2/25/2014

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Out Next Three Games

News: Brad Stuart is nursing an upper-body injury and will not travel with the Sharks during their upcoming three-game road trip, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Brad Stuart suffered the injury during the Sharks' final game before the break and will attempt to recuperate in San Jose during the road trip. Expect Matt Tennyson to serve as the team's seventh defenseman while either Jason Demers or Matt Irwin fills Stuart's spot on the second pairing with Justin Braun.

2/17/2014

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart A Steady Player

News: Brad Stuart has three goals and six assists in 51 games this season.
Analysis: Brad Stuart didn't score in the nine games leading up to the Olympic break, and will likely be counted on much more for his solid defensive play than for any offensive production when NHL games resume.

1/17/2014

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Brad Stuart

Stuart's Contributions Big In Sharks Win

News: With an assist, a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, a shot, a hit, and two blocked shots, Brad Stuart has numbers all over the board in Thursday's win over Florida.
Analysis: Brad Stuart's performances have fluctuated wildly all year, but he's come up big for the Sharks when they need him. Nonetheless, he's a defensive-minded defenseman and his fantasy value has a low ceiling.

12/4/2013

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Brad Stuart

Stuart Nets Game-Winner For Sharks

News: Brad Stuart scored on one of his five shots in 17:49 of ice time in Tuesday's win over Toronto.
Analysis: That's Brad Stuart's third of the season (that's three more than he scored in 48 games last season) and oddly all three are game-winners. If you're playing Stuart, you should be pleasantly surprised by the offensive production this season. Don't bet on there being lots more though.

11/12/2013

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Nets OT Winner

News: Brad Stuart's first goal of the year was the overtime winner Tuesday in Calgary.
Analysis: The stay-at-home defender doesn't generally contribute a lot of offense -- this was his first goal since the 2011-12 season. Brad Stuart's value typically lies in his stalwart defensive play and physicality.

10/21/2013

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Gets First Point Of Season

News: Brad Stuart recorded his first point of the season, an assist, in Saturday's win over Calgary.
Analysis: Brad Stuart has little fantasy value, as he's a stay-at-home defenseman. He finished last season with six points in 48 games. Don't expect much more than that from him.

10/16/2013

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Set To Return From Suspension

News: Brad Stuart (suspension) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Stars, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: With his three game suspension over, Brad Stuart will get the honor of filling in for the injured Dan Boyle, and is expected to be paired with Matt Irwin on the blue line. Stuart hasn't scored a goal since coming over to the Sharks before last season after five years with the Red Wings.

10/9/2013

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Brad Stuart

Sharks' Stuart Gets Three-Game Ban

News: Brad Stuart will receive a three-game suspension for his hit to the head on the Rangers' Rick Nash in Tuesday's win, the New York Post's Larry Brooks reports.
Analysis: Nash left the game with a head injury after taking the hit from Brad Stuart, which likely weighed heavily into the commissioner office's decision to suspend Stuart. Scott Hannan should be active over the next three contests to fill Stuart's spot in the lineup.