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Drew Stafford | Winger

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
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Drew Stafford (upper body) will play Thursday night.
He participated in the morning skate and is OK to play against Washington after he was injured on Monday. Stafford is slated to play on the second line with Michael Frolik and Mark Scheifele. Feb 19 - 1:46 PM
Source: NHL.com

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Drew Stafford (upper body) could be back as early as Thursday.

"Drew is day-to-day," coach Paul Maurice said. "He'll take the morning skate in Washington and if he feels good, he'll play." If Stafford isn't able to play then Dustin Byfuglien is slated to play up front.
Feb 18 - 1:41 PM

Drew Stafford left Monday's game early in the third period with an upper-body injury.

It's unclear how long he will be sidelined, but he wasn't able to return to the lineup during the game. Stafford was playing in his third game with the Jets after being acquired from Buffalo. He has one goal and nine shots with his new club so far.
Feb 17 - 8:41 AM

Drew Stafford scored a goal and added the shootout winner in Saturday's win over Detroit.

The big trade that saw the Jets acquire Stafford and Tyler Myers paid off in a big way on Saturday. Stafford also added five shots on goal and Myers picked up two assists of his own in the win. Stafford now has 10 goals and 25 points in 52 games with Buffalo and Winnipeg.
Feb 15 - 12:25 PM

Drew Stafford will play with Mathieu Perreault and Mark Scheifele in his Winnipeg debut Thursday night.

It was thought that Stafford would start on the third line, but he'll get a look on the second unit after being acquired from Buffalo. That bumps Michael Frolik to the third line with Adam Lowry and Chris Thorburn.
Feb 12 - 12:49 PM

Drew Stafford is slated to play on the third line with Adam Lowry and Chris Thorburn.

Stafford was acquired by the Jets in the big trade involving Evander Kane on Wednesday. He has nine goals and 24 points in 50 games this season, but a fresh opportunity in Winnipeg could help him provide some depth scoring.
Feb 12 - 10:32 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to retain half of Drew Stafford's remaining salary as part of the Evander Kane trade.

Stafford is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. This move might have been needed to make the numbers work for the Jets, but it also might help Winnipeg take on additional salary closer to the deadline as the squad competes for a playoff spot.
Feb 11 - 3:39 PM

Drew Stafford is now a member of the Winnipeg Jets.

He was shipped to Winnipeg as a piece of blockbuster trade on Wednesday. The Jets moved Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian in the deal, while Buffalo sent Tyler Myers, prospects and a first-round pick to Winnipeg. Stafford is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer, so he might end up being a rental for the Jets. He has nine goals and 24 points in 50 games this year.
Feb 11 - 12:27 PM

Drew Stafford recorded his eighth goal in Buffalo's 3-2 win over Montreal on Tuesday.

He has produced 23 points in 46 games this season. Stafford can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year and the Sabres will probably look to trade him before the deadline next month.
Feb 4 - 10:09 AM

Drew Stafford will indeed play against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

He's going to lineup on the fourth line to the left of Cody McCormick and Patrick Kaleta. Stafford has limited fantasy value with 20 points, 33 PIMs, and 41 hits through 37 games so far this season.
Jan 9 - 7:15 PM

It's unclear if Drew Stafford will be able to make it for Friday's game versus Tampa Bay.

He wasn't able to make it to Raleigh from Buffalo because of weather-related difficulties. Stafford may face similar problems getting to Tampa Bay. He went home to attend the birth of his first child. The Sabres don't have an extra forward with them right now.
Jan 9 - 10:15 AM

Drew Stafford was unable to get to Raleigh, Carolina in time for the Sabres game against the Hurricanes after leaving to attend the birth of his first child.

Stafford has limited fantasy value with 20 points, 33 PIMs, and 41 hits through 37 games so far this season.
Jan 8 - 6:49 PM

Drew Stafford (personal) is expected to play Thursday.

He missed practice Wednesday because of the birth of his first child. Stafford has six goals and 20 points in 37 matches this campaign.
Jan 8 - 10:30 AM

Drew Stafford went back to Buffalo on Tuesday for the birth of his first child.

He missed Tuesday's loss to New Jersey as a result. It isn't clear when Stafford will rejoin the Sabres on their road trip, which continues on Thursday against Carolina.
Jan 7 - 10:12 AM

Drew Stafford won't play Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils.

He went home for "family reasons", hopefully all is well. Through 37 games this sesason Stafford has six goals, 20 points, 33 PIMs, and 43 hits, making him a lousy option in just about any fantasy pool.
Jan 6 - 5:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
5Patrice Cormier
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Adam Lowry
3Jiri Tlusty
4T.J. Galiardi
5Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Michael Frolik
3Drew Stafford
4Matt Halischuk
5Lee Stempniak
6Anthony Peluso
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Toby Enstrom
3Tyler Myers
4Jacob Trouba
5Mark Stuart
6Paul Postma
7Adam Pardy
8Ben Chiarot
9Jay Harrison
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson