Chris Stewart RW BUF 22 Hrs
Stewart found the back of the net twice in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.
Stewart has just 18 points in 48 games this year, but it's important to note that eight of those -- including four goals -- have come in the last nine contests. Is the 27-year-old motivated by the potential of being moved out of the barren wasteland that is Buffalo prior to the March 2 trade deadline? We're not sure, but Stewart's recent production certainly garners attention. Keep an eye on him, and don't be afraid to pull the trigger if and when he gets traded -- as his value would instantly spike if he gets a shot to play for literally any team other than the Sabres.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 4 Days
Stewart had Buffalo's lone tally in a 4-1 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.
Stewart was on a two-game point streak prior to the break and is picking up some steam in the second half of the season. Stewart's goal came from a redirection in front of the net off a Tyler Ennis pass and gives him two goals in his past two games, both of which were scored on the power play. With the trade deadline a month away, Stewart has been a constant in the rumor mill. He should get a boost in fantasy if he leaves Buffalo. He has 16 points in 46 games this season.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 6 Days
The Bruins may still be looking to trade for Stewart, reports The Boston Globe.
With 15 points in 45 games, Stewart isn't having a good season for the Sabres and on most nights doesn't seem too interested in the game. It's not entirely his fault as the Sabres continue to struggle, and his mix of size and skill is still attractive to other teams. The Bruins are already keeping David Pastrnak around, but they like Stewart's versatility and his playing style is similar to Milan Lucic's. Stewart's fantasy value gets a huge boost if he moves to Boston, but the Sabres' asking price will be quite high with the team still undergoing a re-build.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 10 Days
Stewart may be a trade target for the Predators, .
Stewart has three points in his past three games and has played much better of late, especially on the power play. The 27-year-old power forward still possesses plenty of potential, and his rare mix of size and skill has always intrigued other teams. Buffalo hasn't been a fun place to play in and Stewart may welcome the change. The Sabres, on the other hand, will be looking for picks and prospects to augment their re-build. Stewart's fantasy value will increase once and if he moves away from Buffalo.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 14 Days
Stewart delivered his first two-point game of the season in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Philadelphia.
Don't look now, but he actually has 10 points, including eight assist, in 14 games over the last month. It's a pace that will likely see him traded before the deadline. He's bound to deliver more in another situation, so you might want to stash him on your roster now in anticipation. Hey -- he might even help now, too ... as long as you can swallow a minus-10 rating in that same span.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 18 Days
Stewart (illness) will return to action Thursday against the Wild, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Stewart -- who missed Tuesday's game against the Red Wings -- skated on the Sabres' third line at practice Wednesday along with Cody Hodgson and Phil Varone. To date, the winger has notched five goals and 12 points in 42 games, to go along with 41 PIM and a minus-19 rating.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 18 Days
Stewart (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
He skated on the third line with Cody Hodgson and Phil Varone, a sign he could be ready to go for Thursday's tilt with the Wild. Stewart was forced to sit out Tuesday's game after missing practice the prior few days due to the illness.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 19 Days
Stewart (illness) isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Red Wings.
Stewart had missed the last two days of practice while battling the flu. He returned to the ice in a limited capacity at Tuesday's morning skate, but the Sabres appear inclined to hold him out for precautionary purposes. Matt Ellis was recalled from AHL Rochester on Tuesday and figures to fill Stewart's spot in the lineup.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 20 Days
Stewart did not practice Sunday because of the flu, the Buffalo News reports.
As a result, Stewart is questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit, with the Sabres having recalled forwards Phil Varone and Zac Dalpe in order to bolster their depth up front.
Chris Stewart RW BUF 1 Month
Stewart registered an assist in Monday's loss to the Senators, giving him a point in five consecutive games.
A healthy scratch by the Sabres at one point earlier this month, Stewart seems to have answered the bell ever since. While his shot attempts have tailed off in recent weeks, he's benefiting from a little more puck luck after he was unable to buy a goal through most of October and November. Now that he's locked back into a top-six role, there's potential for Stewart to provide half-point-per-game scoring production the rest of the way. That would give him some value in deeper formats.