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Brad Stuart | Defenseman

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
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The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defensive defenseman Brad Stuart from San Jose for draft picks.
The Sharks receive a second round pick in 2016 and a sixth rounder in 2017. The 34-year-old Stuart will provide a steadying hand on the young Avs bleuline but his fantasy value is negligible. Jul 1 - 12:53 PM

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Brad Stuart is finding himself rather healthy in the playoffs thus far.

Stuart was injured just before the Olympic break and sat out six weeks, returning on March 24. The long layoff seemed to heal all his injuries and he and the Sharks are now benefiting from the rest as he has been stellar defensively on the blueline for San Jose through the first two games of the playoffs. He has yet to get a point but is plus-four in the early going.
Apr 21 - 9:37 AM

Brad Stuart (upper body) will return to San Jose's lineup in Monday's meeting with Calgary.

He has sat out the last 13 games with an upper-body injury after he was hurt on Feb. 7. Stuart is a good source of hits and blocks, but he shouldn't be on your radar if you are looking for points. He is slated to be paired with Justin Braun.
Mar 24 - 6:00 PM

Brad Stuart is getting closer to a return to action.

He has been sidelined with an upper-body injury since February 7th but appears to be recovering quickly. He told reporters than there is virtually nothing he is restricted from doing now. Stuart will certainly be back before the playoffs. It is just a question of how many games he will be able to play as a tune up.
Mar 23 - 1:25 PM

Brad Stuart (upper body) participated in the Sharks' Tuesday morning skate.

Stuart was hurt on Feb. 7 and hasn't played since. Skating with the Sharks was a big step forward for him, but there's still no firm timetable for his return. The silver lining is that Stuart has been able to use this time on the sidelines to build his strength, which might help him during the playoffs.
Mar 18 - 4:26 PM

Brad Stuart won't play during San Jose's upcoming three-game road trip because of an upper-body injury.

He suffered the injury on Feb. 7 against Columbus before the Sharks started their Olympic break. Stuart skated briefly on Monday, but he didn't take part in the team's practice.
Feb 24 - 5:34 PM

Brad Stuart scored the game-winning goal in San Jose's 3-2 overtime victory on Tuesday.

Stuart returned after spending Sunday's game in the press box. He now has four points in 12 games this season.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:39:00 AM

Brad Stuart will return to the Sharks' lineup after being listed as a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Stuart is projected to play alongside Justin Braun. He has three points in 11 contests in 2013-14.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Brad Stuart confirmed that he didn't miss Sunday's game due to an injury.

In other words, Stuart was a healthy scratch after recording three points in 11 games. "Obviously, when you lose some games, coaches are looking for ways to give the lineup a spark or get things going a little bit," Stuart said. There's a decent chance that he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Brad Stuart has finished serving his three-game ban and is eligible to return Thursday night in Dallas.

He's projected to take Dan Boyle's spot alongside Matt Irwin. Stuart was suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head of Rangers forward Rick Nash on Oct. 8.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Brad Stuart was suspended for three games by the NHL Wednesday.

Stuart will serve his punishment as a result of the elbow he delivered to the head of Rick Nash in Tuesday's contest between the Rangers and Sharks that left Nash with a likely concussion.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 09:30:00 PM

Brad Stuart has a hearing scheduled for his hit on Rick Nash.

Although Stuart got an elbowing minor due to the incident and Nash left the game with what might be a concussion, Stuart's elbow might not have been what made contact with Nash's head. Regardless, the league is still working to determine if he was an illegal hit to the head and Stuart might end up serving a suspension.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Brad Stuart will be back in San Jose's lineup Tuesday night.

He will be making his season debut after missing the first two games of the year because of a lower-body injury. Stuart is going to be paired with Jason Demers in the contest, which means Scott Hannan will be a healthy scratch. In 48 games last season, Stuart had six assists, 87 hits and 89 blocks.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Brad Stuart (lower body) isn't expected to play Saturday.

He missed Thursday's regular-season opener as well. The Sharks have one lineup change in mind for Saturday's match and it's projected to be on their fourth line, with John McCarthy replacing reassigned forward Matt Pelech.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Brad Stuart (lower body) won't play Thursday in San Jose's first game of the season.

He didn't see any action during the preseason either because of a lower-body injury. Stuart had six assists, 87 hits and 89 blocks in 48 games with the Sharks last season.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 04:05:00 PM

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4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
6Joey Hishon
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2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Brad Stuart
5Stefan Elliott
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Nick Holden
9Maxim Noreau
10Zach Redmond
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2Reto Berra