Chris Stewart RW MIN 2 months ago

Stewart revealed during Monday's season-ending media availability that he suffered a separated right shoulder in Game 2 of the Wild's second-round matchup with the Blackhawks, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Stewart, who missed the final two games of the series with the injury, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Wild acquired Stewart as a rental from the Sabres prior to the trade deadline, and after getting only three goals and 11 points out of him in 28 games (including the postseason), the team could be inclined to let him walk.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 2 months ago

Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune relays that Stewart's arm "looked basically immobile" during the forward's time on the ice in the course of Thursday's morning skate.

Stewart, who missed Tuesday's contest against Chicago after being injured this past Sunday, thus looks unlikely to rejoin the Minnesota lineup for Thursday's Game 4 of the team's second-round playoff series.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 2 months ago

Stewart (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Chicago.

Previous reports suggested that Stewart is dealing with an arm injury, but in any case, the forward is considered day-to-day by the Wild in advance of Thursday's Game 4.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 2 months ago

Stewart (arm) was not on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The report notes that Stewart sustained a right arm injury in Sunday's Game 2 against Chicago, with his absence from the team's morning skate thus clouding his availability for Tuesday's Game 3.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 2 months ago

Stewart collected a power-play assist in Thursday's Game 1 victory over the Blues.

Since joining the Wild at the March 2 trade deadline, Stewart has recorded three goals and nine assists in 21 games, but the assist Thursday gave him his first point on the man advantage. With a top-six role still intact in the postseason, Stewart should be able to continue to maintain a half-point-per-game scoring pace.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 3 months ago

Stewart picked up two assists, five PIM, and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over the Kings.

A great fantasy outing for Stewart, who has recorded points in back-to-back games. Skating on a line with Mikko Koivu, Stewart has recorded nine points (three goals) in 14 games since being traded to Minnesota. He's seeing power-play time and has been producing steadily for a surging Wild team, so he's worth riding while he's hot.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 4 months ago

Stewart scored a goal and chipped in an assist Tuesday in a 6-2 win over New Jersey.

He's now got goals in consecutive games after sort of sleepwalking through his first three contests with the Wild. If Stewart can have an offensive renaissance in Minnesota, it'll go a long way toward building a deep playoff run.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 4 months ago

Stewart scored his 12th goal of the season (and first for the Wild) and had five penalty minutes for a fight in Sunday's loss to Colorado.

Stewart fought Cody McLeod in the first minute of the game. Stewart will get significant ice time and the Wild hope he'll add toughness down the stretch.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 4 months ago

Stewart had an assist and was on the ice for 15:06 in his Wild debut in Tuesday's win over Ottawa.

It looks like Stewart will be on one of the Wild's top three lines with Miko Koivu, but the third skater on the line changed during the game and may again for the Wild's next matchup. Stewart got just over two minutes of power play ice time, so he'll have a significant role with his new team.

Chris Stewart RW MIN 4 months ago

Stewart has been traded to the Wild in exchange for what is expected to be a 2017 second-rounder, reports.

Even though this deal was snuck in just ahead of the deadline, Stewart was as good of a bet as any player in hockey to get dealt Monday. He'll head to a playoff contender, which should immediately boost his plus-minus prospects. And Minnesota might start to be considered Buffalo West, with four former Sabres on the roster once Stewart gets settled. Stewart has a disappointing 25 points in 61 games this season, but he's been playing better lately with the potential to do more with better talent around him. Keep an eye on his line assignment, though it's worth noting that inconsistency has always been a part of his game.