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Stuart set up one of five Avalanche goals and racked up eight hits in Thursday's win over the Coyotes.

The 35-year-old Stuart can't be counted on to provide scoring of any kind with much regularity, but he remains something of an asset in specialty formats. Over the last four games alone, Stuart has accrued 24 hits and 10 blocked shots, and has 147 and 116 in those respective categories over 54 games this season.

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Stuart earned an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Stars.Stuart is quite proficient when it comes to gathering hits and blocks, but offense is significantly more scarce for the stay-at-home defenseman. He only has one goal and seven assists over 40 games on the season.

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Stuart scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Senators.

He only scored three last year and none the year before, which should give you an idea of what to expect from Stuart offensively. Don't pay this goal much mind.

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Stuart grabbed two helpers in Wednesday's 4-3 OT win over the visiting Flyers.

The second assist was by far the most important, as he and fellow rearguard Tyson Barrie controlled the puck in Philly's end before Barrie dished it to Ryan O'Reilly for the game winner with 20 seconds remaining in overtime. The 35-year-old now has four points in 21 games this year -- all of which have come in the last four games -- but the fact that he hasn't recorded more than 23 points in the last eight seasons makes us believe that his mini outburst is more of an aberration than a sign of things to come.

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Stuart picked up two assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Blues.

The two helpers marked the first points in 18 games on the season for Stuart, who offers his most value to the Avalanche on his own end of the ice. The 35-year-old blueliner won't blow you away with his hit or block totals either, making him mostly a non-entity in the fantasy game.

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Stuart (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.

Stuart's activation presumably indicates that he'll be ready to go for Thursday's game in Pittsburgh. If he does indeed suit up, it will mark the 1,000th career game for Stuart, who has been sidelined since Nov. 4 with the hamstring issue.

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Stuart (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Stuart appeared to be nearing a return to action as November came to a close, but endured some kind of setback that delayed those plans. After taking some time off the ice, it appears Stuart has noticed some improvement with his hamstring, and could only need an additional practice or two before the Avalanche activate him.

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The Avs are considering Stuart (hamstring) day-to-day at this point.

Stuart was moved to injured reserve Friday, but that was strictly procedural, as a rash of injuries to the Avs' forward ranks forced them to recall a trio of players from the minors. It's not clear what Stuart's on-ice activity has been like of late, but the day-to-day tag would seem to imply that he's nearing a return.

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Stuart (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Injuries suffered by Alex Tanguay (facial fracture) and Dennis Everberg (separated shoulder) will prompt the Avalanche to make a few call-ups, so Stuart will move to IR to open up a roster spot. The blueliner is still limited by a hamstring issue and it's not clear when he might return to the ice.

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Stuart is dealing with a hamstring issue and could be out for a couple of weeks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Stuart is just one game away from making his 1,000th NHL appearance, but it appears that reaching that milestone could be pushed back for quite some time. The Avalanche have yet to make any blue line call-up to cover for his absence, as it appears the team will wait a few days before determining whether or not Stuart will require a trip to injured reserve.