It would seem more to me like the team being cheap. If I was the player, I would be very unhappy with the moves.
It's not like Stewart and Abid have any leverage, though. They either do what the team says or they get paid nothing. And I doubt anybody is beating down their doors with a big money contract anytime soon.
Both Stewy and Abid played with alot of heart and acted like they were pleased to be back with the team. They certainly helped us win that game. I really respect the fact that they played the way they did after being "sent down". Perhaps they knew it was only for one game to help the Wolves. At any rate, they showed a lot of class.