Not a surprise here, as Brad Stuart and the San Jose Sharks appear close to a contract agreement. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger is saying the two sides will announce a deal within the next couple of days. The Red Wings traded Stuart’s rights – he could have been an unresricted free agent on July … Continue Reading →
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General manager Ken Holland has said in recent days he has cut off any more contract talks until the end of the playoffs. That will make for some intriguing developments once the Wings’ season ultimately ends, whenever that will be. The futures of Nicklas Lidstrom, Tomas Holmstrom, Brad Stuart, and Jiri Hudler, in particular, will … Continue Reading →
Here’s one aspect of trade deadline day that’s not particularly funny for anyone concerned. One internet rumor Monday morning had Brad Stuart suddenly being traded to the New York Rangers for draft picks. Out of the blue, just like that. A top-four Wings defenseman who wasn’t being shopped at all by the team. And that’s … Continue Reading →
The flu knocked Nicklas Lidstrom out two weeks ago and tonight it did the same to Brad Stuart. With Stuart unavailable, Mike Commodore and Jakub Kindl are both in the lineup on defense. Commodore was supposed to be a healthy scratch. Danny Cleary will play after expressing some doubt this morning because of a sore … Continue Reading →
Brad Stuart will play tonight against Calgary. There was some talk this morning about Stuart possibly missing the game because of an undisclosed injury, and being replaced by Brendan Smith. But Stuart participated in the pre-game skate and must be well enough to play. Smith is a healthy scratch.