News: The Oilers acquired Garrett Stafford from Washington for LW Dane Byers, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis:Garrett Stafford will provide the Oilers with an experienced veteran defenseman on their blueline.
News:Garrett Stafford signed a one-year contract with Washington on Sunday, the Capitals' Official Site reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis:Garrett Stafford had 28 points in 48 AHL games last season between Portland and Hamilton. He has played seven NHL games over his career with Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix.
News:Garrett Stafford has been traded to the Habs along with Petteri Nokelainen in exchange for center Brock Trotter and a seventh-round draft pick, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: He played at San Antonio (AHL) last season and will give Montreal extra organizational depth at Hamilton following the deal.
News: The Coyotes assigned Stafford to AHL San Antonio on Monday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Stafford played two games for Phoenix after being recalled last week, but failed to record any points. He's a proven AHL scorer, but he's never been able to translate that into NHL production.
News: The Coyotes have recalled Stafford from the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, the Coyotes' official site reports.
Analysis: Stafford has proven that he can score at the AHL level. He leaves the minors with 12 points (3G, 9A) in as many games this season. However, Stafford's only appeared in five NHL games despite having been in the minors since the 2003-04 season. He has no fantasy value with such limited time on the big stage of the NHL.
News: Stars D Garrett Stafford picked up his first NHL points when he assisted twice in Monday's loss to the Coyotes.
Analysis: Stafford has 11 goals and 31 assists and 46 penalty minutes in 67 games with Grand Rapids (AHL) this season. He is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Dallas Stars recalled defensemen Dan Jancevski from Hamilton and Garrett Stafford from Grand Rapids on Sunday. The players, recalled under emergency conditions, will be with the team for the Stars' two-game road trip to Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Analysis: Stafford has 11 goals and 31 assists and 46 penalty minutes in 67 games with Grand Rapids this season. He played in two NHL games with Detroit last season. He is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: Red Wings D Garrett Stafford, recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL), made his NHL debut Saturday against the Canucks. He did not record a point and took one shot on goal.
Analysis: Stafford was recalled as Detroit has been hit hard on defense by the injury bug. As soon as a roster spot is needed, he will likely be headed back to the minors. He has little to no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Detroit Red Wings assign Carl Corazzini, Mark Cullen, Brett Engelhardt, Randall Gelech, Jakub Kindl, Ryan Oulahen and Garrett Stafford to Grand Rapids of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: These players would take some serious injuries to get back to the NHL. Avoid them in all Fantasy leagues.
News: The San Jose Sharks assigned LW Mathieu Darche, D Scott Ferguson, C Michal Macho, C Joe Pavelski, D Dan Spang, D Garrett Stafford and D Brad Staubitz to Worcester of the AHL on Monday.
Analysis: Stafford has some long-term value in keeper Fantasy leagues, but neither of the players mentioned are worth a look in seasonal formats.
News: The San Jose Sharks re-signed centers Marcel Goc, Tomas Plihal and Craig Valette, wing Grant Stevenson and defensemen Jim Fahey, Doug Murray and Garrett Stafford.
Analysis: Stafford led all defensemen for Cleveland of the AHL in 2005-06, posting 39 points. He might be worth a look if he can win a job in training camp.