Both are hopeful for Detroit’s regular season opener on October 7 when the Red Wings host the Ottawa Senators.
Cleary’s injury came in Friday’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. It is described as an upper-body injury.
Stuart has been nursing a sore groin but played in the Red & White Game in Grand Rapids Tuesday night. He is expected to skate Thursday but will sit out the remaining games as a precaution.
Detroit has already lost forward Jan Mursak to injury this preseason, having fractured his ankle in Sunday night’s win over the Chicago Blackhawks.