Stewart re-signed by Blues to one-year deal.

Various sources today report the St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Chris Stewart to a one-year, $3 million contract extension. Stewart was slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1, and is coming off a two-year contract with an average average salary of $2.875 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s actually not a raise, as Stewart this season earned $3.25 million, so he’s agreed to a slight pay cut for next season. The Blues are obviously giving Stewart, who under-performed in his first full season with the club (30 points in 79 games), another chance to regain his offensive touch, which saw him net 64 points in 2009-10, and a combined 53 points in 62 games last season split between the Blues and his former team, the Colorado Avalanche.