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CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 31: Brad Stuart #23 of the Detroit Red Wings follows through on his shot against the Calgary Flames during their game on October 31, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Red Wings defeated the Flames 3-1. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
The San Jose Sharks are bringing back former high draft pick Brad Stuart in a deal with the Detroit Red Wings. The Sharks announced Sunday they acquired the defenseman from Detroit for forward Andrew Murray and a conditional 2014 draft pick. Stuart is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson says he is hopeful he can sign Stuart to a new contract later this month. Stuart was drafted third overall by San Jose in 1998 before being traded to Boston in 2005 as part of a package for Joe Thornton. Stuart later played for Calgary, Los Angeles and Detroit, winning a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2008. The 32-year-old Stuart had six goals and 15 assists in 81 games last season.
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