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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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Brad Stuart's new two-year deal comes with a modified no-trade clause.
Stuart can limit his potential destinations to seven teams of his choosing. While his cap hit isn't terrible at $3.6 million annually through the 2016-17 campaign, it seems unlikely that Colorado will find many interested parties for him if they did want to trade him in a year or two given that he'll turn 35 in November. Sep 29 - 6:37 PM

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Brad Stuart has agreed to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension with Colorado.

In other words, Stuart will maintain his 2014-15 salary of $3.6 million. Stuart is 34 years old, so locking him up through the 2016-17 campaign is certainly a risk. He had 11 points in 61 games with San Jose last season. The Avalanche acquired him over the summer in exchange for a 2016 second round pick and 2017 sixth rounder.
Sep 29 - 11:07 AM

The Colorado Avalanche are happy with their acquisition of defenseman Brad Stuart.

The Avs acquired Stuart from the San Jose Sharks for some draft picks during the off-season. "He’s a threat," said Gabriel Landeskog. "As an opposing forward you know that he’s on the ice, and you have to be aware." Colorado has a young group of defensemen on their roster, so they will count on Stuart to bring some much-needed leadership to their blue line. "He’s going to be able to share his past experience," said Avs head coach Patrick Roy. "I’m sure our players will benefit from it." Stuart isn’t a big point producer and can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 28 - 11:07 AM

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

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.
Source: tsn.ca
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.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 12:19:00 PM

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2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
6Joey Hishon
7Tomas Vincour
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Brad Stuart
5Nate Guenin
6Ryan Wilson
7Nick Holden
8Maxim Noreau
9Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra