Stuart inks new deal with Sharks.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports via Twitter defenseman Brad Stuart has agreed to a three-year contract worth $3.6 million per season with the San Jose Sharks, accepting less money “to sign with a team that’s a good fit”. The new contract is expected to be officially announced within the next two days.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  Stuart has stated his desire to play with a team close to his home in San Jose, which led the Detroit Red Wings to recently trade his rights to the Sharks, his first NHL team. This signing pushes the Sharks payroll to over $59 million invested in 15 players for next season.