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Drew Stafford | Winger | #18

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (13) / BUF
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The New Jersey Devils will welcome Drew Stafford back into the lineup tonight against the New York Rangers.
Stafford has been sidelined the last three games due to a lower-body injury. Stefan Noesen will sit in his place. Stafford was practicing alongside Marcus Johansson and Nico Hischier. Oct 14 - 5:28 PM

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Look for Drew Stafford to return to action Saturday night against the Rangers.

Stafford had missed the Devils' last three games due to a lower-body injury but looks ready to go. If you need Stafford, who is slated to play on New Jersey's second line, activate him before Saturday night's contest.
Oct 14 - 9:32 AM

Drew Stafford (lower body) isn't expected to play on Friday.

It will be Stafford's third straight game on the sidelines. He's getting close to returning though and might even be able to play on Saturday.
Oct 13 - 12:00 PM

Drew Stafford (lower body) seems unlikely to play on Wednesday night.

Stafford did not participate in Tuesday's practice, but he will be re-evaluated on Wednesday morning. He missed Monday's game against Buffalo due to a lower-body injury.
Oct 10 - 2:02 PM

Drew Stafford (lower body) won't be in the lineup Monday afternoon versus the Buffalo Sabres.

Stafford sustained a lower-body injury Saturday and he's considered to be day-to-day.
Oct 9 - 2:33 PM

Drew Stafford (lower body) hasn't been ruled out yet for Monday's afternoon tilt against Buffalo.

Stafford didn't practice Sunday, but he will travel with the team. He could end up being a game-time decision, at best, on Monday.
Oct 8 - 3:23 PM

Drew Stafford sustained a lower-body injury during Saturday's contest.

Stafford left the game and will not be able to return. Beyond that the severity of his injury isn't known yet. He had eight goals and 21 points in 58 contests last season.
Oct 7 - 4:14 PM

Drew Stafford notched two goals and an assist in Monday’s 8-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

The Devils signed Stafford late in the off-season, and he’s been pretty reliable during the exhibition season. Of course, that doesn’t mean he’s going to be productive during the regular season. The 31-year-old had eight goals and 21 points in 58 games with the Jets and Bruins last season. He has no fantasy value in all standard leagues.
Sep 25 - 8:47 PM

Drew Stafford found the back of the net in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Stafford scored the game-winning goal with under six minutes remaining in the third period. The 31-year-old had eight goals and 21 points with Jets and Bruins last season. Stafford won’t have any fantasy value this season, but expect him to be a regular on the Devils roster. Joseph Blandisi also scored for the Devils tonight.
Sep 23 - 10:57 PM

The New Jersey Devils have signed Drew Stafford to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Look for Stafford to play on the Devils' third or fourth line throughout the upcoming season. The 32-year-old had eight goals and 21 points in 58 games with the Winnipeg Jets and Boston Bruins last season. Stafford likely won't have any fantasy value.
Aug 25 - 12:21 PM

Drew Stafford has reportedly kept in contact with the Boston Bruins over the summer.

However, Stafford "might be one of those players who needs to go into an camp on a tryout basis," according to Joe Haggerty of CSN New England. Boston would probably want to keep their options open because they want some of their prospects to challenge for roster spots.
Aug 9 - 4:05 PM

The Minnesota Wild have been in touch with UFA Drew Stafford's agent.

Stafford has some interest in playing for the Wild as well. Minnesota has to re-sign RFAs Marcus Foligno, Mikael Granlund, and Nino Niederreiter though, so they'll likely wait to re-sign them first and then circle back to Stafford once their cap situation is clear. Stafford has also been in contract with his most recent team, the Boston Bruins, but Boston also needs to settle its RFA situation first.
Jul 11 - 7:32 AM

The Boston Bruins have remained in contact with UFA Drew Stafford.

Stafford had eight goals and 21 points in 58 contests with Winnipeg and Boston in 2017-18. Bruins GM Don Sweeney would like to wait until he's settled matters with RFAs David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner before potentially signing Stafford though, so this isn't likely to be resolved soon.
Jul 10 - 4:27 AM

The Bruins are still interested in bringing back unrestircted free agent Drew Stafford.

Boston GM Don Sweeny told reporters that talks are ongoing. Stafford had a nice run with the Bruins (eight points in 18 games) after being acquired from the Jets on March 1st last season and could be a nice third-line option in 2017-18.
Jul 2 - 8:50 AM

Drew Stafford would like to return to Boston next season.

"Absolutely. If there's any kind of a chance [to return to Boston], I would definitely be into it. I know my wife wasn't able to make it out here, but we had talked about it a little bit as a possibility," said Stafford. "If they feel like it could be a good fit then we'll cross that bridge moving forward. The business side of it kind of works itself out, but personally I loved my experience here and it would be great. We'll see what happens." He had eight points in 18 games after he was acquired from Winnipeg and he posted two goals in six playoff matches. If he doesn't re-sign with the Bruins then Stafford is eligible for unrestricted free agency.
Apr 27 - 8:46 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Nico Hischier
3Pavel Zacha
4Brian Boyle
5Michael McLeod
6Blake Coleman
LW1Taylor Hall
2Adam Henrique
3Brian Gibbons
4Miles Wood
5Jesper Bratt
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Marcus Johansson
3Drew Stafford
4Stefan Noesen
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Damon Severson
2Andy Greene
3John Moore
4Will Butcher
5Ben Lovejoy
6Mirco Mueller
7Dalton Prout
8Steven Santini
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid