With the Wild so close to the $75 million salary cap, they freed up some space on Sunday morning by placing well-like winger Chris Stewart on waivers. Stewart has 13 points (9 goals, 4 assists) in 47 games this season, while spending most of his time on the fourth line. That said, he has fallen out of the rotation as of late, serving as a healthy scratch 12 times this calendar year. Stewart, 30, scored the game-winning goal in Thursday’s 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. After that win no one was more happy for him than coach Bruce Boudreau. “He’s worked really hard for it,” Boudreau said. “He’s been a great soldier.” Stewart defended himself after that game, saying he still feels like a big part of the team even when he’s not playing.
Wild place Chris Stewart on waivers
Twin Cities | Feb 25