Red Wings D Stuart leaves Game 4 versus Sharks with lower-body injury

DETROIT – Red Wings defenceman Brad Stuart left Game 4 against San Jose because of a lower body injury.

Stuart was checked into the boards by Sharks defenceman Rob Blake in the first period on Thursday night.

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He had two goals and six points in Detroit’s first 10 playoff games. Stuart, one of the team’s hardest hitters, had a plus-6 rating to trail only teammate Henrik Zetterberg entering the game.