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Chris Stewart | Winger

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 231
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The Flames have had internal discussions about trading for Sabres forward Chris Stewart, according to Elliotte Friedman of HNIC.
Friedman says the Flames have put it on the backburner, for now. Buffalo has targeted a mid-level prospect and an AHL player in return. Stewart looked like he’d become a bonafide power forward early in his career, but he’s been nothing but a disappointment in recent seasons. The 27-year-old has three goals and four points this season. Stewart is in the final year of a deal that carries a $4.15 million cap hit. Dec 13 - 9:01 PM

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Chris Stewart wasn't happy about being a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

"I'm not happy about it. I don't agree with being a healthy scratch, but I'm going to take it on the chin like a man," he said. "I'm happy the boys got the win, it was a big two points. Put the work boots on and get ready for the next time I'm back in the lineup." The Sabres defeated the Los Angeles Kings by a 1-0 score that night, so it's unclear if Stewart will draw back in for Thursday's contest against Calgary. Coach Ted Nolan hasn't ruled Stewart out yet.
Dec 11 - 10:24 AM

Chris Stewart will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night against LA.

"He needs to play the way he can," Coach Nolan said of Stewart. "He’s a big powerful forward and powerful forwards can’t be playing a soft game." Stewart came into the season trying to rebuild his value as a player, and was already seen as a trade chip, so clearly things have gone sour for both him and the team. He has four points in 27 games this season.
Dec 9 - 6:42 PM

Chris Stewart dressed in Saturday's game against Florida.

He was circled as a potential scratch candidate after the morning skate, but ended up skating on the fourth line. Patrick Kaleta was a healthy scratch instead. Stewart logged a season-low 7:48 of ice time in the contest.
Dec 8 - 10:25 AM

Chris Stewart and Andre Benoit are expected to be healthy scratches against Florida on Saturday night.

In 26 games Stewart has just four points and 25 PIMs, and Benoit hasn't produced even that much. So no big surprise that Coach Nolan has them sitting.
Dec 6 - 6:33 PM

Chris Stewart skated as an extra forward in the Sabres' practice on Friday.

Stewart has had a terrible season and it looks as if Buffalo coach Ted Nolan's patience with him is beginning to run out. It is possible that Stewart will be a healthy scratch against Florida Saturday night as a spot is needed for the return of Drew Stafford. Stay tuned for updates as to whether Stewart will dress against the Cats.
Dec 6 - 9:04 AM

Chris Stewart scored for the Sabres in their 4-3 shootout victory against the Canadiens on Saturday.

Stewart was once a valuable fantasy player, with the ability to post at least 15 goals, 30-40 points and amass at least a penalty minute per game. However, that’s long gone as he has been underwhelming in recent years and has just three goals and four points in 24 games this year, with 25 penalty minutes. Brian Flynn and Zemgus Girgensons scored the other goals.
Nov 29 - 10:37 PM

Chris Stewart scored a goal in Buffalo's 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.

Stewart has been a huge disappointment this year. The goal was his second of the season and he now has just three points in 22 games. The 27-year-old beat Jets' goaltender Ondrej Pavelec with a backhander on a breakaway. The loss snapped Buffalo's three-game winning streak. Stewart is an unrestricted free-agent at the end of the season and there's a good chance that the Sabres will deal him before the trade deadline.
Nov 26 - 9:37 PM

Chris Stewart scored his first goal of the season in Buffalo’s 3-2 shootout win over Detroit on Sunday.

The 27-year-old has been extremely disappointing this season. He has just two points in 13 games and is a minus-4. Buffalo has a young roster and they struggle to produce offence, which doesn’t help Stewart’s fantasy value. Stewart’s value could increase significantly if the Sabres decide to use him as trade bait. Zemgus Girgensons scored the winner in the shootout.
Nov 2 - 8:37 PM

The Buffalo Sabres were shutout by the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Thursday night.

Chris Stewart had seven shots on goal for the Sabres, but not one of them was able to beat Kings’ goaltender Jonathan Quick. The long season continues for Buffalo and for Stewart. The 26-year-old has played significant minutes for the Sabres, but he has registered just one assist in eight games now. Buffalo isn’t a very good hockey team, as they are in full-rebuild mode. As the season moves along, there is a chance that Stewart could end up being traded to a team that will help him reach his offensive potential.
Oct 24 - 1:37 AM

Chris Stewart wants to re-establish himself as an NHL power forward and Friday night he took a very big step in that direction.

Stewart scored twice and just missed a third goal in Buffalo's 6-4 loss to Toronto. He also won a lopsided fight with the Buds' Sam Carrick. If Stewart continues to show this much life to his game, he will be a very nice sleeper pick come draft day.
Sep 27 - 8:36 AM

Chris Stewart had a nice start to his game on Friday night as he picked up two goals in the first period.

Stewart is a possible bounce back candidate this year after managing only 26 points last season between St. Louis and Buffalo.
Sep 26 - 10:01 PM

Chris Stewart has high expectations for himself going into the 2014-15 season.

"I want to re-establish myself as one of the best power forwards in the game," he said. "I think when I've been given that opportunity in my career to showcase what I can do, I've delivered." Stewart skated in just five games with the Buffalo Sabres after he was acquired from St. Louis in the Ryan Miller trade. He injured his ankle after the move, but is recovered now and he's looking to make a positive impact with his new club. Stewart's current contract expires after the upcoming season, so he has plenty of motivation to succeed.
Sep 16 - 7:17 AM

Chris Stewart is optimistic about the Buffalo Sabres' short-term future.

While the Sabres are in the early stages of a rebuilding effort, Stewart doesn't think it will take the team long to bounce back. At the same time, he realizes he might not be a part of it. "Obviously you're subject to all those trade rumors and all the stuff like that, but that's out of my control," Stewart said. "Like I've said before, as long as I'm a Buffalo Sabre, I'm just going to worry about helping this team win hockey games and that's all that's on my mind." Regardless of who he ends up playing for, he'll be looking to bounce back after recording 26 points and 118 penalty minutes in 63 games in 2013-14.
May 30 - 1:55 PM

Chris Stewart's lower-body injury is related to his ankle.

Stewart was one of several Sabres' players to sustain an injury during Saturday's game. Buffalo will wrap up its season on Sunday.
Apr 13 - 9:59 AM

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C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Mikhail Grigorenko
5Matt Ellis
6Johan Larsson
7Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Nikita Zadorov
8Mark Pysyk
9Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett