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Drew Stafford | Winger

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
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Drew Stafford has one year remaining on his contract, but there's speculation that he'll probably stay in Buffalo.
He was much better in the final part of the season, where he recorded 13 goals and 22 points in his last 32 games. Stafford also regained the alternate captaincy he lost earlier in the year and should serve as a leader in 2014-15. Buffalo needs forwards who can score and although Stafford is streaky, he is capable of producing. He is also playing for a new contract, which could motivate him further. Stafford's name has surfaced in trade rumors before, but it wouldn't be surprising if he stuck around. Apr 30 - 7:21 AM

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Drew Stafford was the only goal scorer for Buffalo in a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers Thursday.

Stafford's tally was his 16th of the year and his 12th in 28 games since January 1st. Tyler Ennis and Mike Weber drew assists on the marker.
Apr 10 - 9:43 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will get Drew Stafford (undisclosed) back on Thursday.

Stafford missed four straight contests. He has 15 goals and 33 points in 67 games this season.
Apr 9 - 12:28 PM

Drew Stafford (undisclosed) skated on his own Monday, but he's not expected to play Tuesday.

He has missed three games with an undisclosed ailment and he could be ready to return by Thursday's match against the New York Rangers.
Apr 8 - 8:14 AM

While Henrik Tallinder is unlikely to return to action for the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, but it's possible that Drew Stafford could do so.

Stafford is a marginal pick in fantasy, so it's not as if many are waiting for his return with baited breath. He has 15 goals and 33 points in 67 games played this season (along with a -15 rating, 37 PIM and 175 SOG).
Apr 6 - 1:53 PM

The Sabres will skate Sunday morning and we expect an update on the status of injured players Drew Stafford, Henrik Tallinder and Marcus Foligno.

As soon as we know what their status is for Sunday's contest we will pass it along.
Apr 6 - 8:56 AM

Drew Stafford didn't play Thursday because of an undisclosed injury.

He logged 22:28 of ice time and picked up two assists in Tuesday's win over New Jersey in a shootout. Stafford may not be able to play in Friday's game against Detroit either.
Apr 4 - 7:45 AM

Drew Stafford recorded two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey.

He had secondary assists on goals by Tyler Ennis in the contest. Stafford hasn't picked up a goal in his last five outings after he potted five markers over his previous seven matches. Coach Ted Nolan has played a significant role this season in helping Stafford get back on track by rebuilding his lost confidence. Stafford is still as streaky as they come, but he feels much better about his game than he did earlier in the year.
Apr 2 - 10:07 AM

Drew Stafford scored a goal in Buffalo's 3-1 loss to Calgary Tuesday evening.

Stafford scored a wraparound past Joni Ortio to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead at 13:22. He now has 14 goals and 16 assists with a minus-12 rating in 61 games this season.
Mar 19 - 4:48 AM

Drew Stafford found the back of the net for a third straight game on Thursday night.

He has recorded 13 markers on the season and he has 28 points in 58 games. Stafford tends to score in bunches, so he could be worth taking a flier on if you are desperate for offense.
Mar 14 - 8:47 AM

Drew Stafford is the longest tenured Sabre on the roster with Ryan Miller playing in St. Louis now.

He has also taken on more of a leadership role with Buffalo since Steve Ott was traded to the Blues in the same deal. Stafford has scored in consecutive games heading into Thursday's match at Carolina. He's currently playing alongside Tyler Ennis and Cory Conacher.
Mar 13 - 10:11 AM

Drew Stafford scored the lone Sabres’ goal in a 4-1 loss to Nashville on Tuesday night.

Stafford has 12 goals and 27 points through 57 games this season, and goals in two straight games.
Mar 11 - 9:42 PM

Drew Stafford, retained by the Buffalo Sabres despite strong interest from the Minnesota Wild before the NHL's trade deadline a few days ago, scored for Buffalo in a 2-1 loss to the visiting Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night.

The right winger now has 11 goals on the season. Cory Conacher assisted on Stafford's goal. Conacher was playing in his first game with the Sabres after being claimed off waivers from the Ottawa Senators on March 5.
Mar 9 - 10:17 PM

According to multiple sources, the Minnesota Wild have an interest in acquiring Drew Stafford from the Buffalo Sabres.

Stafford is very good friends with Zach Parise and he knows Jason Pominville from their days in Buffalo, so he could fit in nicely there. He has 10 goals and 25 points in 53 games this season.
Mar 5 - 10:46 AM

Drew Stafford contributed two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 triumph over Carolina.

He has three goals and three assists during his four-game scoring streak. Stafford has been hot lately with 11 points in his last eight matches.
Feb 26 - 7:15 AM

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3Mikhail Grigorenko
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Cody Hodgson
2Drew Stafford
3Brian Gionta
4Chris Stewart
5Patrick Kaleta
6Torrey Mitchell
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Mark Pysyk
7Chad Ruhwedel
8Jake McCabe
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth