Minnesota Wild Trade Targets: Forwards

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Feb 10, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Chris Stewart (80) skates with the puck as Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) chases during the second period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Stewart, right wing

6’2”, 231 lbs

October 30, 1987

Average Annual Value: $4,150,000

Chris Stewart really burst onto the NHL scene when he had 64 points in his sophomore season in 2009-10 with the Colorado Avalanche. Now with the Buffalo Sabres he owns a league-worst minus-30 this season.

It will be a gamble, but the only way to find out whether Stewart’s play is a reflection of the team around him and whether he can bounce back to his old form will be via trade.

His combination of size and scoring ability could provide a major boost to a team in the playoffs. Especially in the west.