Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sabres' Stewart Out Rest Of Season

It didn't take long for Chris Stewart to get injured at his new team. 
Stewart had been playing for the Buffalo Sabres for just two games and is likely done for the rest of the season with an ankle sprain. The former St. Louis Blues forward had been traded in a mega deal for Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott. The other acquisition, Jaroslav Halak, has already been traded to Washington. 
Stewart injured the ankle last week against Tampa Bay and according to Sabres head coach Ted Nolan he will be out the remainder of the season. 
"Stewart doesn't look good right now," Nolan told the Buffalo News. "There are only five weeks left in the year and his injury is four-to-five weeks."
In his first two games for Buffalo Stewart saw a regular shift, but had no points. At St. Louis Stewart had 15 goals and 26 points in 58 games. He has another year left in his contract, with a potential value of $4.15 million, and the Sabres aren't losing out on the value of the return for the Miller trade.
Stewart, at 6-feet 2-inches and 231 pounds, can be a threat at the goal line, but his effort and consistency can be questionable at times. Between 2009-11 he scored 56 goals and has a 28 goal season on record. At just 26 Stewart has the talent and potential to rebuild the Sabres. 
The Sabres' season is gone and they have no reason to rush Stewart back from his injury. Nolan has a history of lighting a fire in his players as well, so we'll look forward to next season to see how Stewart shines. 
References: CBS Sports and NBC Sports
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