Staurt and Sharks agree to deal

The San Jose Sharks and restricted free agent defenceman Brad Stuart have agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract.

The deal will pay Stuart $1.25 million this season, although he will lose a portion of that for missing the first part of the season, and will pay him $1.75 million in the second year.

There is both a player option and club option for a third year that will pay him slightly in excess of $2 million, the precise amount being determined by which party exercises the option.