The Malik Report
by George Malik on 06/18/12 at 02:59 PM ET
Updated 5x at 4:10 PM: the deal isn’t “official,” but it’s done. 3 years, $3.6 million per season: This was probably coming, per TSN’s Darren Dreger:
Expect San Jose Sharks to announce an agreement with veteran D-man, Brad Stuart today or tomorrow. 3 year term.
Here’s hoping that he gets a sweet deal and experiences all sorts of success…Except when he’s playing Detroit, both in the regular season and playoffs
Update: TSN’s story about the probable signing doesn’t add much to the mix.
Update #2: It’s official, per Dreger again:
Stuart agrees to 3 year contract with Sharks at $3.6 per. Takes less to sign with a team that’s a good fit.
The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Brad Stuart to a three-year, $10.8 million contract.
The Detroit Red Wings traded Stuart - who was a potential unrestricted free agent - to San Jose last week in exchange for forward Andrew Murray and a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2014.
Stuart played more short-handed minutes than any other Red Wings defender this past season. San Jose had the second-worst penalty-kill unit this season.
Stuart, 32, was drafted third overall by San Jose in 1998 before being traded to Boston on Nov. 30, 2005, along with Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau for current Sharks captain Joe Thornton.
He had six goals and 15 assists in 81 games last season. He had a plus-16 rating and led the Red Wings in hits with 177 and was second in blocked shots with 115. Stuart has played in 876 career games in 13 seasons with San Jose, Boston, Calgary, Los Angeles and Detroit, recording 74 goals, 231 assists and 489 penalty minutes. He’s also added nine goals and 28 assists in 124 career playoff games.
Update #4: Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area’s Brodie Brazil suggests that there won’t be a press release from the Sharks today:
#sjsharks won’t say Stuart deal is complete, but confident that it will get done.
Update #5: MLive’s Brendan Savage believes that the deal is legit, too.
Add a Comment
Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.
Most Recent Blog Posts
About The Malik Report
The Malik Report is a destination for all things Red Wings-related. I offer biased, perhaps unprofessional-at-times and verbose coverage of my favorite team, their prospects and developmental affiliates. I've joined the Kukla's Korner family with five years of blogging under my belt, and I hope you'll find almost everything you need to follow your Red Wings at a place where all opinions are created equal and we're all friends, talking about hockey and the team we love to follow.