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21 Drew Stafford RW
Height/Weight: 6-2/214 | Birthdate: 10/30/1985 | Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI, USA | Team: Buffalo Sabres | College: North Dakota | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 15/9 | Average Draft Position: 236.14
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12/15/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF Sabres' Stafford Riding Four-Game Point Streak

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Riding Four-Game Point Streak

News: Drew Stafford has a point in each of his four games since returning from a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Drew Stafford has accrued a goal, three assists and seven shot attempts during that span. His rating remains something of a drain at minus-9 for the season, but the Sabres' winning ways of late nonetheless have his fantasy value on the upswing.

12/5/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford To Return Saturday

News: Drew Stafford (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Analysis: Drew Stafford sat out the previous three games with the lower-body ailment, but he's looked good in practice the last couple of days to pave the way for his return. He skated on the third line with Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno at Friday's practice.

12/3/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Will Not Play Thursday

News: Updating a previous report, Drew Stafford (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Lightning, WGR 550 reports.
Analysis: It looked like the Sabres' decision to send Tim Schaller back to the minors would open the door for Drew Stafford's return Thursday, but instead, Cody McCormick (concussion) will rejoin the lineup. That being said, Stafford appears to be progressing well, and could be an option for Saturday's game at Florida.

12/3/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Ready To Play Thursday

News: Drew Stafford (lower body) will be available Thursday versus the Lightning, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Drew Stafford appeared to participate at Wednesday's practice with a non-contact jersey, but he apparently looked healthy enough during the session for the Sabres to declare him ready to for Thursday. Tim Schaller was reassigned to AHL Rochester in anticipation of Stafford's return.

12/2/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Out Tuesday

News: Drew Stafford (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Lightning.
Analysis: Drew Stafford practiced Monday, but he did not take part in Tuesday's morning skate, so he will not suit up Tuesday night. He should have a chance to return for Buffalo's next game Thursday.

12/1/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Practices

News: Drew Stafford (lower body) practiced with the team Monday, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Drew Stafford sat out Saturday's game with the injury, but looks like he could return for Tuesday's game against the Lightning. He recorded four goals and eight assists in 23 games before getting hurt.

11/29/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Out Saturday

News: Drew Stafford (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Canadiens.
Analysis: Drew Stafford was able to take part in Saturday's morning skate, but he was wearing a non-contact jersey, and it appears he is not feeling good enough to play Saturday night. Tim Schaller will make his debut in Stafford's place.

11/28/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Could Play Saturday

News: Drew Stafford, who suffered a lower body injury in Friday's game, could play Saturday against the Canadiens, according to Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald.
Analysis: Drew Stafford will test his injury at Saturday's morning skate, which will help determine his availability for Saturday's game.

11/28/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Suffers Lower Body Injury

News: Drew Stafford left Friday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Analysis: The severity of the injury is unclear at this point. The team should update Drew Stafford's status prior to the Sabres' game on Saturday night.

11/16/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF Sabres' Stafford Stays Hot

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Stays Hot

News: Drew Stafford supplied the game-winning goal and assisted on another score in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Drew Stafford attempted a season-high five shots in the victory and seems to have hit his stride offensively after a slow start. He's netted four goals and four assists over his last nine contests.

11/14/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF Sabres' Stafford Starting To Produce

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Starting To Produce

News: Drew Stafford notched an assist in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Wild, giving him four points over the last five games.
Analysis: Unfortunately for Drew Stafford, the Sabres have lost in each of those five games, with the forward taking a collective minus-2 during that span. Stafford's team context will continue to drag down his plus/minus even in times of quality production, making him a difficult player to roster outside of deeper formats.

10/30/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Stafford Notches Two Points For Sabres

News: Drew Stafford scored a power-play goal -- his first time finding twine this year -- and notched an assist Thursday in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins. He finished minus-2.
Analysis: Drew Stafford's been off to a cool start, and even this two-point night can't add that much luster to his stats. He's now got a goal, five assists and 23 PIM to go with a minus-8 rating in 11 games on the season.

10/24/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF Sabres' Stafford Held Pointless In Loss

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Held Pointless In Loss

News: Drew Stafford was held without a point, but collected 17 penalty minutes in a loss to the Kings on Thursday.
Analysis: Drew Stafford took exception to a big hit to teammate Torrey Mitchell, and received an instigator, fighting, and misconduct penalty for dropping his gloves. The winger has struggled though on the whole this season, collecting just three points, with none in his past five games. He figures to break out of the slump at some point, but on the offensively challenged Sabres, his point production will likely be limited.

10/12/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Collects Two Assists In Win

News: Drew Stafford collected his first two points of the season in Saturday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Lining up on the top line alongside Tyler Ennis and Matt Moulson, Drew Stafford will get plenty of opportunities to put up offensive numbers in 2014-15. He picked up a shorthanded assist and an even-strength assist in Saturday's loss. After posting consecutive 50-point seasons in 2010-2011 and 2011-12, Stafford saw his production drop in the following two years. He did score 16 goals last season, though, and with top-line and top-power-play-unit minutes, Stafford could return to the 50-point barrier this time around.

4/14/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Finishes Season With 16 Goals

News: Drew Stafford finished the season with 16 goals and 18 assists in 70 games.
Analysis: Drew Stafford, a notorious slow starter, came alive in the second half of the season, scoring 12 of his 16 goals after December. It's clear by now that the North Dakota alum just doesn't score consistently enough to be considered a top-line player anymore, just three years after scoring 31 goals in 62 games. Stafford also suffered a career-worst minus-19 rating, though he wasn't the only player on the Sabres to see his plus-minus rating drop. He'll enter the final year of his $4 million-per-season contract next fall; it's unlikely he'll be re-signed, and in fact he may be potential trade bait at next year's trade deadline.

4/10/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Nets Goal In Return

News: Drew Stafford (undisclosed) scored the team's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
Analysis: After ending March on a sour four-game point drought and sitting out four straight tilts with an undisclosed injury, Drew Stafford officially has a goal and two assists through two games in April. That's probably of little consolation to the talented young winger who will once again watch the playoffs from home. Though the team has little to play for in their remaining two games, Stafford could still provide some offensive punch if he's available in more shallow leagues.

4/9/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Returning Thursday

News: Drew Stafford (undisclosed) will play Thursday against the Rangers, WGR 500 reports.
Analysis: The winger will draw back into the lineup Thursday, after sitting out the team's last four games with an undisclosed injury. He currently has 15 goals and 18 assists in 67 games this season.

4/9/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Back At Practice

News: Drew Stafford (undisclosed) practiced with the team Wednesday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Drew Stafford has sat out the last four games with an undisclosed injury, but skated on the top line with Tyler Ennis and Chris Stewart at Wednesday's practice. Although his presence suggests that he might be ready to draw back into the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Cory Conacher saw some time on the top line as well, so there's no guarantee that Stafford is ready to return.

4/8/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Out Tuesday

News: Drew Stafford (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against the Red Wings.
Analysis: Coach Ted Nolan indicated after morning skate that he's hoping Drew Stafford will be recovered in time to play Thursday against the Rangers. Stafford's absence Tuesday is somewhat offset by the fact that the Sabres will get Chris Stewart and Torrey Mitchell back from injury.

4/6/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Chance At Tuesday For Sabres' Stafford

News: Coach Ted Nolan says Drew Stafford, who's missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury, could be a possibility for Tuesday's game against the Red Wings.
Analysis: That means Drew Stafford, one of the team's few bright spots lately as the season winds down, will miss a third game Sunday when the Sabres take on the Flyers.

4/4/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Out Friday

News: Drew Stafford (undisclosed) will not play Friday, and Sabres coach Ted Nolan said the forward's injury may be worse than the coach originally thought.
Analysis: Drew Stafford suffered the injury during Tuesday's game and wasn't able to play Thursday. With the season nearing a conclusion and his injury possibly serious, it won't be surprising if we don't see Stafford again until next season.

4/4/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Likely Out Friday

News: Drew Stafford is unlikely to play Friday against Detroit after getting "banged up" in Tuesday game against the Devils, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Drew Stafford missed Thursday's loss to the Blues, so he'll join a long and growing list of wounded Sabres. Luke Adam has been called up from Rochester to provide some help for the big club.

4/1/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Stafford's Two Assists Leads Sabres Past Devils

News: Drew Stafford assisted on both of Tyler Ennis' goals in regulation as the Sabres edged the Devils in a 3-2 shootout win Tuesday.
Analysis: After scoring goals in back-to-back games in Calgary and Edmonton, Drew Stafford went on a four-game scoring drought before getting back on the scoresheet Tuesday. He played over 22 minutes for the third time in his past six games and now has 13 points in his past 20 games. He has played much better since being given the 'A' by head coach Ted Nolan, though he continues to lack consistency and will fall well shy of his career-high 31 goals set in 2011. Stafford is a risky play in fantasy due to his uneven production and clearly goes as far as linemate Ennis (21 goals, 40 points) takes him.

3/19/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF Stafford Supplies Only Sabres Tally Tuesday

Drew Stafford

Stafford Supplies Only Sabres Tally Tuesday

News: Drew Stafford scored Buffalo's lone goal in their 3-1 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.
Analysis: Drew Stafford aided the Sabres to an early 1-0 lead in the first period, but the team's offense went AWOL after that, finishing with just 14 shots on goal in the defeat. With Matt Moulson traded away at the deadline, Stafford has done his part to try to keep the offense afloat. He has four assists and an assist in his last six games.

3/13/2014

Drew Stafford, RW, BUF

Drew Stafford

Sabres' Stafford Scores In Third Straight

News: Drew Stafford scored one of Buffalo's two goals in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Carolina, giving him a goal in each of the last three games.
Analysis: Drew Stafford has been one of the bright spots for Buffalo since the trade deadline, potting a goal in each of the last three games. Stafford is going to see scoring chances and he's played heavy minutes of late, with Thursday's game the first time in the last four that he skated less than 21:40.