The Wild signed Chris Stewart to a two-year contract worth $4.6 million ($2.3M AAV).
Stewart was with the Wild for the second half of 2014-15, before going to the Ducks last season where he collected 20 points (8G / 12A) in 56 games. The former first round pick has struggled to gain any real traction in his NHL career and is more of a bottom-6 depth forward than the top-6 power-forward he was projected to be.
Stewart, who has had a tough playoff with no goals on nine shots in eight games, won't play tonight with a right arm injury. No specifics as to what the issue is and how long it will be. Coach Mike Yeo only said day-to-day.
The Wild have acquired Chris Stewart from the Sabres for a 2017 2nd round draft pick.
Stewart will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, so the Sabres unloaded him to the Wild for a 2nd round draft choice. Stewart has 11 goals and 14 assists (25 points) in 61 games. The Wild are hoping that leaving an ugly scene in Buffalo and coming to a potential playoff team will spark some more offence from the 6-foot-2, 228 lbs. winger.
Stewart (illness) is likely out vs. the Red Wings.
Stewart has been battling the flu as of late and was not on the ice for the Sabres morning skate, so don’t expect him to be in the lineup tonight vs. Detroit. Matt Ellis has been recalled from Rochester (AHL) and will replace Stewart in the lineup.
Stewart (illness) is doubtful for Tuesday’s game vs. Detroit.
Stewart has missed practice for the last few days and is doubtful to play on Tuesday because he is “very sick” according to coach Ted Nolan. If Stewart is unable to go, expect Mikhail Grigorenko to be recalled from Rochester (AHL).
Stewart was a healthy scratch on Tuesday, but will be back in the lineup tonight. His game was criticized heavily, so the Sabres are hoping the healthy scratch will wake him up. He has three goals and one assist in 27 games.
Stewart is expected to serve as a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Stewart has seen his minutes drop significantly over the last two games. He played a season-low 7:48 on Saturday and won’t even play at all tonight vs. Los Angeles. He has just three goals and one assist in 27 games this season.
Stewart (ankle) should be able to play on Tuesday.
Stewart has missed the last 16 games, but should return tonight vs. Detroit. Originally he was expected to miss the rest of the regular season, but it looks like he will be available to suit up for the final few contests.
Stewart (ankle) skated Thursday for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in the second week of March.
Stewart was originally expected to miss the rest of the season, but now the Sabres are saying he will play again before season's end. He will not suit up tonight vs. his former team, but could be back on Sunday vs. the Flyers.