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Chris Stewart | Winger

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 231
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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

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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

Chris Stewart left Saturday's contest very early with a lower-body injury.

He logged just 20 seconds of ice time in a 4-1 loss to Boston. Stewart has played in just five games with Buffalo since he was acquired from St. Louis. The Sabres have one match remaining on their 2013-14 schedule and we would assume that Stewart won't be available for it.
Apr 12 - 3:19 PM

Chris Stewart skated on Buffalo's top line with Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno on Tuesday night.

He had two penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 17:09 of ice time in the Sabres' 4-2 loss to Detroit. It was his first game since Mar. 6 when he suffered an ankle injury.
Apr 9 - 7:41 AM

In a somewhat unexpected twist, Buffalo Sabres winger Chris Stewart is expected to suit up against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

While he can be hit-or-miss, he tends to either bring PIM (116) or points (15 goals, 26 points in 60 games played) to the table, making him an intriguing consideration for those in need of last-minute help.
Apr 8 - 5:56 PM

While there's a chance that Chris Stewart might be out for the season, but there's also a possibility that he could return for the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

Stewart really struggled lately, with zero points in the last six games and only one assist in his last 12. He hasn't scored a goal since Jan. 10, which is glaring even with injury issues. Even so, he's a great source of PIM, making him a potentially profitable addition even if can't produce points.
Apr 6 - 4:21 PM

Chris Stewart (ankle) took part in Thursday's morning skate.

"He's way ahead," coach Ted Nolan said of Stewart's recovery. "We thought for sure he wouldn't be touching the ice until mid-summer. That shows you kind of the rehab he's been getting by our medical team." He hasn't played since Mar. 6 because of an ankle injury.
Apr 4 - 7:53 AM

Chris Stewart (ankle) is expected to miss the next four-to-five weeks.

In other words, there's a chance that Stewart will return before the end of the season, but it's a slim one. Given that Buffalo has nothing left to play for, there's no real reason for him to push himself to return before the end of the campaign. He has 26 points and 112 penalty minutes in 60 games this season.
Mar 11 - 12:30 PM

The Buffalo Sabres announced that Chris Stewart is among those players expected to miss at least one week with his undisclosed ailment.

That could mean up to five games missed, as the Sabres have a game on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and March 15 and 16. The 26-year-old only has one assist since Jan. 21, but he's bringing value in sporadic PIM, as he also 25 penalty minutes in that span. The hope is that a little stability will do something for his game, but his leg injury cannot help.
Mar 9 - 1:10 PM

Chris Stewart (undisclosed) will not participate in Friday's game.

Stewart was hurt during Thursday's contest. There's no word yet on the severity of Stewart's injury. The Sabres acquired him on Feb. 28 as part of the Ryan Miller trade.
Mar 7 - 6:13 PM

Chris Stewart exited Thursday's match with Tampa Bay in the third period with an undisclosed ailment.

He didn't return after a collision with Lightning goalie Anders Lindback and it's doubtful that he'll be available to play against Florida on Friday night. Stewart had a plus-2 rating and four penalty minutes prior to leaving. He doesn't have a point in two outings with the Sabres.
Mar 7 - 8:02 AM

Chris Stewart plans to make the best of his time in Buffalo, even if it's very brief.

He might be flipped to another team prior to Wednesday's trade deadline after he was acquired by the Sabres on Friday as part of the Ryan Miller deal. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed at first," Stewart said of being traded. "If you think I'm going to come in here and pout and feel sorry for myself, that's not the kind of person I am. I'm going to make the best of the situation and look at the positive." He has 15 goals, 26 points and 112 penalty minutes in 58 games this campaign.
Mar 3 - 10:17 AM

The 2016 third-round pick the Buffalo Sabres got as part of the Ryan Miller deal might be bumped up to a first rounder.

It will turn into a first-round pick if the St. Louis Blues re-sign Miller or they reach the Western Conference Final. If that happens, then the Sabres will have received two first-round selections as part of the Miller trade.
Mar 1 - 9:28 AM

Don't be surprised if Chris Stewart's tenure in Buffalo is brief.

We previously mentioned that we wouldn't be surprised if Buffalo ends up trading Stewart next season, but as it turns out they might not wait that long. The Ottawa Senators reportedly have interest in Stewart and were talking about being part of a three-way deal with St. Louis and Buffalo. It's still possible that the Sabres will send Stewart to the Senators.
Feb 28 - 7:18 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Chris Stewart, William Carrier, Jaroslav Halak, a 2015 first-round pick, and a 2016 third-round selection from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott.

Stewart has 15 goals, 26 points, and 112 penalty minutes in 58 games this season. He never lived up to the expectations set by his 64-point sophomore campaign and honestly, we don't expect big things from him in Buffalo. His playing time should increase, but Buffalo's top-six is pretty anemic right now, so there's not a lot of guys for him to play with. We wouldn't be surprised if Buffalo ends up trading him next season in his contract year for more prospects or picks as they move forward with their rebuilding efforts.
Feb 28 - 7:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Cody Hodgson
2Drew Stafford
3Brian Gionta
4Chris Stewart
5Patrick Kaleta
6Torrey Mitchell
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Mark Pysyk
8Chad Ruhwedel
9Jake McCabe
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth