Originally posted on Frozen Notes  |  Last updated 1/26/14
Chris Stewart is an extremely streaky player. When he's on, he scores goals in bunches. When he's off, you barely notice him out on the ice and you're often left questioning his effort.  Against the New York Islanders, Stewart was pretty invisible and it's only partially due to his own performance. Stewart received just 5:32 of playing time on Saturday against the Isles. That was the smallest amount of playing time on the team. By comparison, Ryan Reaves received 9:09 and Maxim Lapierre received 9:55. It's worth noting that Stewart was healthy and was sitting on the bench. Simply, his name wasn't called.  You can't really blame Ken Hitchcock for cutting his time. Not only is it a way of sending a message to a player, but it's also better for the team to have a player out on the ice who might be able to contribute a bit more. Stewart has been dreadful of late, going eight games without a goal. He's looked slow and he's often seen standing around defensively. He's been a...
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