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Brad Stuart | Defenseman | #17

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (3) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Brad Stuart has cleared waivers, so the Avalanche will proceed with his buyout.
He was limited to just six appearances in 2015-16 because of a back injury. The Avalanche won't get rid of his $3.6 million cap hit for next season because of his age. However, it will save Colorado $1.2 million in cash and give the team a spot back on the 50-contract limit. Jun 29 - 1:15 PM

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Brad Stuart has been placed on waivers and the Avalanche intend to buy him out.

The Avalanche will save $1.2 million in cash, according to, but his buyout won't provide salary cap relief because he is 36 years of age. That will leave the team with a $3.6 million charge. Colorado wants to get younger on the back end, while giving more opportunities to Nikita Zadorov, Chris Bigras, Eric Gelinas and prospect Duncan Siemens.
Jun 28 - 12:23 PM

Brad Stuart had back surgery and he will be sidelined long term.

Stuart hasn't played since Nov. 10 because of a back injury. It looked like he was getting close to returning, but undergoing surgery has changed that.
Feb 1 - 5:59 PM

Brad Stuart (back) skated with the team on Tuesday.

He might be closer to coming off injured reserve after missing the last 28 games with a back injury.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 12 - 5:11 PM

Brad Stuart (back) still isn't close to returning to the lineup.

He did not skate Monday and his return isn't imminent even though it was hoped that he would be back soon. Stuart hasn't played since Nov. 10.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 11 - 6:07 PM

Brad Stuart could return to action as soon as Sunday.

He has been sidelined with a back injury for the past few weeks but appears ready to play. Even if Stuart does get into the Avs' lineup, he has no fantasy value.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 9 - 12:24 PM

Brad Stuart is still out with a back injury.

He is not with the Avalanche on their current road trip and is out indefinitely. Stuart hasn't played in Colorado's last five games.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Brad Stuart is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

The 35-year-old missed a good chunk of October with a back injury, but he will serve as a healthy scratch tonight. He has no points in four games this season. This will be Stuart's fourth game as a healthy scratch. Nate Guenin will also watch the game from the press box.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 09:00:00 PM

Brad Stuart (back) returned to action on Sunday November 1.

Stuart was sidelined for five straight games. He had two hits and two blocked shots in 14:36 minutes of ice time in his return.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 01:55:00 AM

Brad Stuart did not practice Friday as he is nursing a back injury.

He will continue to sit out. Stuart has also been a healthy scratch a number of times this season. The veteran blueliner has no fantasy value.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 01:28:00 PM

Brad Stuart is a likely scratch against the Carolina Hurricanes

Stuart has only appeared in two games this season sandwiching a healthy scratch after getting into the lineup in the third game of the season.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 09:27:00 PM

Brad Stuart got back in the lineup Sunday due to Tyson's Barrie three-game suspension.

He has been a healthy scratch in three of the first four games. Stuart had a minus-1 rating in 12:05 of ice time in a 2-1 loss to Los Angeles.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Brad Stuart will be in the lineup Wednesday against Boston.

He will replace Nate Guenin after being scratched for the first two games of the season. Stuart will skate alongside Nick Holden on the third defense pairing.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Brad Stuart, Mikhail Grigorenko and Brandon Gormley will all be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Minnesota.

Grigorenko and Gormley are two young players that should get an opportunity to crack Colorado's roster at some point this season. Stuart, 35, averaged just over 20 minutes per game on the blueline with Colorado.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 09:01:00 PM

Brad Stuart will be a healthy scratch in Colorado's opener on Thursday.

Stuart comes with a $3.6 million annual cap hit, so that's a lot of money to be sitting in the press box. To make matters worse, the 35-year-old is signed through 2016-17.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 02:36:00 PM

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C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Joe Colborne
3Cody McLeod
4Rene Bourque
5Gabriel Bourque
6Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Mikko Rantanen
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Fedor Tyutin
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gelinas
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard