Brad Stuart D COL 3 Days

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.

Brad Stuart D COL 13 Days

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.

Brad Stuart D COL 15 Days

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.

Brad Stuart D COL 1 Month

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.

Brad Stuart D COL 1 Month

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.

Brad Stuart D COL 2 Months

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.

Brad Stuart D COL 2 Months

Stuart could miss some time due to a leg injury he suffered in Tuesday's game, the Denver Post reports.

Stuart's status and timetable are still a little cloudy right now, but should be resolved in the future. With him out, Zach Redmond will likely slot in as the sixth defenseman, though the team could make a move to add another for depth.

Brad Stuart D COL 3 Months

The Avalanche signed Stuart to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension Monday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

The veteran blueliner recorded three goals and eight assists in 61 games with the Sharks last season, and the Avs decided he was worth locking up for two more seasons.

Brad Stuart D COL 8 Months

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.

Brad Stuart D COL 9 Months

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.