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Stafford, Drew #18 (RW)  - New Jersey Devils - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 215 lbs.
Shoots: right
Born on: Oct. 30, 1985
Age: 32
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Salary: $0.800M
Cap Hit: $0.800M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 1
Draft Pick: 13
Draft Year: 2004
Rookie Year: 2006
Draft Team: BUF

Statistics - 2018 Playoffs

GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
2 3 0 0 0 -1 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0.0 0.00

Date News Advice
April 18, 2018 Drew Stafford had 10:58 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 16, 2018 Drew Stafford had 10:41 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
April 7, 2018 Drew Stafford had 12:50 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Capitals on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
March 23, 2018 Drew Stafford had an assist in 12:04 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins on Friday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Stafford now has seven assists on the season. None
March 20, 2018 Drew Stafford had two assists in 16:10 of ice time in the Devils' 6-2 loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Stafford now has six assists on the season. None
March 18, 2018 Drew Stafford had 11:42 of ice time in the Devils' 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 17, 2018 Drew Stafford had 9:43 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 win over the Kings on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
March 14, 2018 Drew Stafford had 12:31 of ice time in the Devils' 8-3 win over the Golden Knights on Wednesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 10, 2018 Drew Stafford had 13:38 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 shootout win over the Predators on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 4, 2018 Drew Stafford had 10:10 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 27, 2018 Drew Stafford had 7:52 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 24, 2018 Drew Stafford had 11:37 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 22, 2018 Stafford is dealing with a lower-body issue. With 12 points in 49 games, the fantasy value for Stafford is pretty much nonexistent.
Feb. 20, 2018 Drew Stafford had 14:14 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 18, 2018 Drew Stafford had 14:50 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Drew Stafford had 9:07 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Lightning on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Drew Stafford had 11:35 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 13, 2018 Drew Stafford had 10:19 of ice time in the Devils' 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 11, 2018 Drew Stafford had 14:21 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Bruins on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 10, 2018 Drew Stafford had 12:20 of ice time in the Devils' 6-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 8, 2018 Drew Stafford had 13:43 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Flames on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 6, 2018 Drew Stafford had 12:09 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Senators on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Drew Stafford had 14:05 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Penguins on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 1, 2018 Drew Stafford scored one goal in 12:15 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Stafford now has eight goals on the season. None
Jan. 30, 2018 Drew Stafford had 10:04 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Drew Stafford had 13:36 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 loss to the Predators on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 23, 2018 Drew Stafford had 17:09 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Jan. 22, 2018 Drew Stafford had 15:26 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 loss to the Red Wings on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 20, 2018 Drew Stafford had 12:45 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 18, 2018 Drew Stafford scored one goal in 15:10 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Stafford now has seven goals on the season. Former Capital Marcus Johansson made a nice pass to send Stafford on a breakaway and he beat Braden Holtby with a backhander at 8:01 of the first period. It was his second goal in three games after being a healthy scratch for seven straight.
Jan. 16, 2018 Drew Stafford had 18:09 of ice time in the Devils' 4-1 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 14, 2018 Drew Stafford scored one goal in 13:58 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Stafford now has six goals on the season. None
Oct. 18, 2017 Stafford delivered a pair of goals to help the Devils to Tuesday's 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay. After scoring a mere eight games in 58 games with Winnipeg and Boston last season, Stafford has three in two outings since returning from a lower-body injury over the weekend. With the Devils looking much improved and the 31-year-old getting a lot of power-play time lately, he may be in for a bounce-back season.
Aug. 25, 2017 Stafford signed a one-year contract worth $800,000 with the New Jersey Devils on Friday. Stafford collected eight goals and 13 assists in 58 games last season with the Winnipeg Jets and Boston Bruins. The 31-year-old recorded eight points (four goals, four assists) in 18 contests after he was traded to the Bruins on March 1 for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft.
April 8, 2017 Stafford had an assist Saturday against Washington to give him a point in three straight games. He has eight points in 18 games with the Bruins after notching 13 in 40 contests with the Jets before they dealt him to Boston on March 1.
April 6, 2017 Stafford scored for the second straight game Thursday against the Senators. He has four goals in 17 games with the Bruins to equal his total in 40 contests with the Jets before they dealt him to Boston on March 1.
March 11, 2017 Stafford's dump-in shot went into the net with 5.6 seconds left after it tipped off Philadelphia defenseman Brandon Manning's stick, giving the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Flyers on Saturday. Stafford's goals was his second in four games with his new team. He had four goals in 40 games with the Jets.
March 9, 2017 Stafford had his first with Boston during a four-goal first period that carried the Bruins to a 6-1 victory over the struggling Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Stafford had four goals in 40 games with the Jets.
March 1, 2017 Stafford from the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft. Stafford has been mired in an injury-plagued season, collecting just four goals and nine assists in 40 games. The 31-year-old has dealt with both upper- and lower-body ailments throughout the campaign. Stafford is one season removed from scoring 21 goals with the Jets. He also netted a career-high 31 with the Buffalo Sabres in 2010-11. Stafford has scored 179 goals and set up 213 others in 707 games since being selected by the Sabres in 2004.
Feb. 18, 2017 Stafford (illness) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Wild. The veteran wing hasn't been much of a fantasy factor, producing just four goals and eight assists in 39 games.
Jan. 23, 2017 Stafford (lower body) was removed from IR ahead of Tuesday's game against the Wild. The veteran forward, who missed the last six games, has managed just four goals and eight assists in 34 games.
Jan. 12, 2017 Stafford assisted on a pair of Winnipeg goals in Wednesday's loss to Montreal. Having recently received up a bump up to a top-six role due to Patrik Laine's concussion, Stafford has a goal and three assists during a three-game point streak that's been the bright spot of the veteran forward's otherwise disappointing campaign.
Oct. 26, 2016 The Jets activated Stafford from the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Stafford, 31, was on injured reserve since Oct. 25 with an upper-body injury, missing 15 games. He recorded an assist in six contests. Last season, Stafford tallied 38 points (21 goals, 17 assists) and 28 penalty minutes in 78 games.
Oct. 3, 2016 Stafford was injured in Monday's win over the Senators, leaving late in the first period after crashing into the boards following a hit. Stafford was third on the Jets last season with 21 goals and tied for sixth with 38 points.
March 25, 2016 Stafford scored his 20th goal on Thursday. It is the fourth time in his 10-year career he has reached that number.
March 9, 2016 Stafford had a goal Tuesday. His 18 goals are one shy of his total from last season.
Feb. 8, 2016 Stafford has been suspended by the NHL for one game for high-sticking Colorado defenseman Nick Holden in the second period of the Jets' 4-2 win on Saturday. Stafford, who has 16 goals and 12 assists in 49 games this season, was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking. He forfeits $23,387.10 in salary under the punishment announced Monday by the league. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Feb. 7, 2016 Stafford had two goals, including the go-ahead score, and an assist as the Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday night for just their second victory in the last seven games. He had one point in the previous five games.
Jan. 18, 2016 Stafford (undisclosed) returned from a three-game absence Saturday against New Jersey. It's good news for the struggling Jets, as Stafford's 14 goals ranks second on the team.
Jan. 6, 2016 Stafford had two power-play goals Tuesday. He has three goals in three games.
Dec. 11, 2015 Stafford tormented the lowly Jackets on Thursday. Stafford had a goal and two assists after he had two points in his previous seven games.
Dec. 3, 2015 Stafford scored twice to lead the Jets to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Stafford ended a five-game goal drought that shows why he is unreliable.
Nov. 19, 2015 Stafford broke a lengthy personal drought Wednesday, tallying two goals and an assist in Winnipeg's win against the Canucks. Stafford hadn't recorded a point in 11 straight games but is up to 10 on the season.
Oct. 9, 2015 Stafford had one goal and one assist Thursday. Stafford had 43 points a season ago.
June 30, 2015 Stafford is staying with the Winnipeg Jets, who have signed him to an $8.7-million, two-year contract. The 29-year-old Stafford had nine goals and 17 assists in 26 games with the Jets last season. Stafford was part of the trade that sent Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres.
April 12, 2015 Stafford scored his 18th goal Saturday against Calgary. Stafford cooled off in his final six games, recording two points after a nine-game point streak.
March 25, 2015 Stafford was credited with his 23rd assist Tuesday at Vancouver. Stafford has six goals and six assists over his last 11 contests.
March 24, 2015 Stafford scored again in Monday's 4-1 win at Edmonton. Stafford has six goals and 11 points in 10 games this month.
March 22, 2015 Drew Stafford recorded his 21st and 22nd assists Saturday versus Washington. It was the second time in three games with two assists for Stafford, who has 10 points in his last nine games.
March 18, 2015 Stafford had two assists Tuesday night. Stafford has 10 points in 14 games with the Jets.
March 15, 2015 Stafford and Blake Wheeler scored third-period goals as the Winnipeg Jets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Saturday night. Stafford has four of his 14 goals and one assist in his six games this month.
March 8, 2015 Stafford had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Nashville on Saturday night. Stafford had three points in his prior seven games (one goal, two assists).
Feb. 17, 2015 Stafford was on the ice Thursday for the Jets. Stafford had an upper-body injury.
Feb. 11, 2015 In Wednesday's trade with the Sabres, the Jets received defenseman Tyler Myers, Stafford, Joel Armia, the rights to 2014 second round pick Brendan Lemieux and Buffalo's latest first-round pick in 2015. Stafford, 29, has scored 145 goals and 177 assists in nine seasons with the Sabres, and will allow Winnipeg to move Dustin Byfuglien back to his natural position of defense.
Jan. 6, 2015 Stafford is out due to personal reasons. He's missed time due to the birth of his child, so he should be back soon.
Oct. 12, 2014 Stafford was credited with two assists in Saturday's loss at Chicago. Stafford is already halfway to the two two-assist performances he enjoyed last season.
Feb. 7, 2014 Stafford had another strong performance with a goal and an assist in Thursday's loss at Ottawa. Stafford has six goals and three assists over his last seven contests.
Jan. 30, 2014 Stafford scored Monday in his return to the ice. Stafford was on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Jan. 22, 2014 Stafford had two goals and an assist in Tuesday's loss to Florida. Five of Stafford's seven goals this season have come over his last 10 games.
Jan. 8, 2014 Stafford returned to the lineup in a 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto on Wednesday. The Buffalo Sabres forward missed four straight games because of an upper-body injury.
Dec. 20, 2013 Stafford third-period goal propelled the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. It was his first in 18 games.
March 29, 2013 Stafford had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to Florida. Stafford had two points in his previous eight games.
March 17, 2013 Stafford had two goals in Saturday's loss to the Senators. This doubled his total for the season.
April 1, 2012 Stafford had a goal and an assist during a 4-3 loss to Toronto on Saturday night. The Buffalo Sabres winger has seven goals and nine assists over his last 10 games. He needs two point more to top 50 for the second straight season and four to surpass his career-best 52 from 2010-11.
March 28, 2012 Stafford scored two goals and the surging Buffalo Sabres beat Washington 5-1 Tuesday night to climb over the Capitals into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Stafford has 14 of his 47 points over the last eight games with six goals and eight assists.
March 24, 2012 Stafford scored twice and added an assist during Friday's 4-1 road win over the New York Rangers. Stafford is doing his best to keep the Sabres in the playoff mix. He has four goals and eight assists over his last six games.
March 20, 2012 Stafford had a team-best three points during a 7-3 win over Tampa Bay on Monday night with one goal and two assists. It was the fourth three-point game this season for the Buffalo Sabres winger, who has two goals and seven assists over his last four contests.
March 15, 2012 With one goal and two assists, Stafford matched his season high for points during a 5-4 shootout loss to Colorado on Wednesday. Stafford has five points over his last two games after enduring a four-game drought.
Feb. 26, 2012 Stafford had two goals in Saturday's loss to the New York Rangers. Stafford has three goals and two assists over his last five games.
Feb. 2, 2012 Stafford has the flu for Buffalo. Stafford should be back soon for the Sabres.
Jan. 4, 2012 Stafford scored the go-ahead goal with 5:26 left and assisted on Nathan Gerbe's game-winner 2:04 later in a 4-3 win over the road-weary Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Stafford's three points on Tuesday matched his production - three assists - in his previous seven games. He helped spark an offense that had produced two or fewer goals in 13 of 20 games.
Nov. 26, 2011 Stafford suffered an undisclosed injury in Friday's loss to Columbus, and defenseman Robyn Regehr suffered a upper-body injury. Besides Stafford and Regehr, the other injured Sabres regulars are: Brad Boyes (right leg), Tyler Ennis (ankle), Patrick Kaleta (lower body), Cody McCormick (upper body), Mike Weber (upper body), Tyler Myers (broken wrist) and goalie Ryan Miller (concussion).
Nov. 12, 2011 Stafford had three assists in Friday's win over Ottawa. Stafford has gotten off to a slow start, but Friday he matched his assist total from his first 14 games combined.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Feb. 18, 2017 Illness None Day-to-Day Stafford (illness) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Wild.
Jan. 22, 2017 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Stafford (lower body) was removed from IR ahead of Tuesday's game against the Wild.
Oct. 26, 2016 Upper-body injury None Injured Reserve The Jets activated Stafford from the injured reserve list on Wednesday.
Oct. 5, 2016 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Stafford was injured in Monday's win over the Senators, leaving late in the first period after crashing into the boards following a hit.
Jan. 15, 2016 Undisclosed injury None Injured Reserve Stafford (undisclosed) returned from a three-game absence Saturday against New Jersey.
Feb. 17, 2015 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Stafford was on the ice Thursday for the Jets.
Jan. 6, 2015 Personal reasons None Day-to-Day Stafford is out due to personal reasons.
Jan. 27, 2014 Upper-body injury None Injured Reserve Stafford scored Monday in his return to the ice.
Jan. 4, 2014 Upper-body injury None Injured Reserve Stafford returned to the lineup in a 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
Feb. 1, 2012 Flu None Day-to-Day Stafford has the flu for Buffalo.
Nov. 26, 2011 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Stafford suffered an undisclosed injury in Friday's loss to Columbus, and defenseman Robyn Regehr suffered a upper-body injury.
Date Injury Return Date Status Detail
Feb. 8, 2016 Suspended One game by NHL for high-sticking Stafford has been suspended by the NHL for one game for high-sticking Colorado defenseman Nick Holden in the second period of the Jets' 4-2 win on Saturday. None

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Date Opponent Result State G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG Shots Hits Blks SPCT TOI
Apr 18 2018 19:30 EDT TB L 1-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 10:58
Apr 16 2018 19:30 EDT TB W 5-2 Final 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.0 10:41

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2018-04-28 analysis Stafford has only produced 16 goals and 36 points in 117 games over the past two yrstd, so he's clearly slowing down with age. It remains to be seen if any NHL club will express interest in bringing the 32-year-old winger in on a short-term deal this offseason, but if not, he may decide to hang up his skates and call it a career after 12 seasons.
2018-04-28 update Stafford, who totaled eight goals and 15 points in 59 games with the Devils this campaign, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
2018-03-21 analysis It was a night to forget for New Jersey, but Stafford excelled on a personal level by playing a part in both of his team's goals. The 32-year-old forward snapped a 14-game point drought with this effort while skating 16:10. That's the most ice time Stafford's seen in a game since playing 17:09 back on Jan. 23.
2018-03-21 update Stafford dished out a pair of helpers in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to San Jose.
2018-02-24 analysis Stafford skipped Thursday's contest against the Wild due to the lower-body ailment, but he returned to the ice sheet for morning skate Saturday and will draw back in. The 32-year-old winger will slot in alongside Miles Wood and Brian Boyle on the fourth line, though his return likely won't shake up many fantasy lineups.
2018-02-24 update Stafford (lower body) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Islanders, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports.
2018-02-24 injury_note Stafford will miss Thursday's home game against the Wild due to a lower-body injury, <a href="https://twitter.com/AGrossRecord/status/966714328811483136">Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record</a> reports.
2018-02-24 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-02-24 Injury Text Lower Body
2018-02-24 Date Injured 2018-02-22
2018-02-24 Injured Yes No
2018-02-22 analysis Stafford has averaged 2:13 of ice time on the power play this season, recording four goals and one assist in that special teams spot, but coach John Hynes said his lineup as a whole will be a game-time decision. Unfortunately, this means that we won't know who will be replacing Stafford until pregame warmups, and it's also possible that the Devils will deploy an extra defenseman.
2018-02-22 update Stafford will miss Thursday's home game against the Wild due to a lower-body injury, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports.
2018-02-22 injury_note Stafford will miss Thursday's home game against the Wild due to a lower-body injury, <a href="https://twitter.com/AGrossRecord/status/966714328811483136">Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record</a> reports.
2018-02-22 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-02-22 Injury Text Lower Body
2018-02-22 Date Injured 2018-02-22
2018-02-22 Injured No Yes
2018-01-15 analysis A 16-game pointless streak likely led to Stafford being bumped from the lineup, but appears to have capitalized on his opportunity. The winger worked his way to the front of the net and was able to beat Philadelphia's Brian Elliott for for his third power-play goal of the season. For now, the Wisconsin native may have earned back his spot; however, another slump could see him right back in the pre
2018-01-15 update Stafford snagged a goal against the Flyers on Saturday, his first action following a seven-game stretch as a healthy scratch
2017-12-09 analysis Devils coach John Hynes will swap in one struggling forward for another, as Stafford, who's stuck in an 11-game point drought, tags out in favor of center Pavel Zacha -- two assists for his only points since the beginning of November.
2017-12-09 update Stafford will be a healthy scratch on the road against the Rangers on Saturday, Devils' play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin reports.
2017-11-09 analysis This was just the second goal and fourth point through the past nine games for Stafford, as he's quickly cooled of late. The veteran dipped to just eight tallies and 13 assists through 58 games last season, and he's unlikely to significantly improve on those numbers this year. As a result, Stafford's off the fantasy grid in the majority of settings at this stage of the game.
2017-11-09 update Stafford scored a goal and logged 16:40 of ice time (2:52 on the power play) during Thursday's 3-1 overtime loss to Edmonton.
2017-10-18 analysis Stafford bookended the scoring in regulation, potting the game's first goal 2:45 in and tying the score at 4-4 thanks to a power-play tally with 4:06 remaining. He was denied by Lightning goaltender Peter Budaj to open the shootout, but a Kyle Palmieri goal in the skills challenge propelled New Jersey to victory nonetheless. The four-time 20-goal scorer is off to a strong start with his new club,
2017-10-18 update Stafford scored goals at even strength and on the power play in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Lightning.
2017-10-14 analysis The first-year Devil has played just over six minutes with his new team after going down to injury in the season opener. While Stafford has failed to score more than 38 points since 2011-12, he will be skating with 2017 first-overall pick Nico Hischier and Marcus Johansson -- who's scored four points in four games in 2017-18 -- which means he may be afforded more scoring chances than he's accustom
2017-10-14 update Stafford (lower body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's tilt against the Rangers, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports.
2017-10-14 injury_note Stafford (lower body) is not listed among the forward lines for Friday's home game against the Capitals, per <a href="http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2017/10/devils_lines_pairings_vs_capitals_101317.html">NJ.com</a>.
2017-10-14 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2017-10-14 Injury Text Lower Body
2017-10-14 Date Injured 2017-10-13
2017-10-14 Injured Yes No
2017-10-13 analysis The journeyman has only drawn into one game for the Devils, as he was injured in the season opener versus the Avalanche last Saturday. Mike Morreale of NHL.com has relayed from coach John Hynes that Stafford is "a possibility" for Saturday's game against the Rangers in the Big Apple.
2017-10-13 update Stafford (lower body) is not listed among the forward lines for Friday's home game against the Capitals, per NJ.com.
2017-10-13 injury_note Stafford (lower body) will remain in the press box for Wednesday's game against Toronto, <a href="https://www.nhl.com/news/new-jersey-devils-toronto-maple-leafs-game-preview/c-291819670">Dave McCarthy of NHL.com</a> reports. Stafford (lower body) is not listed among the forward lines for Friday's home game against the Capitals, per <a href="http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2017/10/devils_lines_pairings_vs_capitals_101317.html">NJ.com</a>.
2017-10-13 Date Injured 2017-10-11 2017-10-13
2017-10-11 analysis Coach John Hynes told reporters he was hopeful to get Stafford back "by the end of the week" when the Devils kick off a back-to-back versus the Capitals and the Rangers on Friday and Saturday respectively. The winger's absence has opened the door for Jesper Bratt to lock in a spot in the game-day lineup, with Stefan Noesen the most likely player to get bounced when Stafford is given the all-clear.
2017-10-11 update Stafford (lower body) will remain in the press box for Wednesday's game against Toronto, Dave McCarthy of NHL.com reports.
2017-10-11 injury_note Stafford (lower body) <a href="https://twitter.com/NJDevils/status/917431746144210944">will not</a> be available against the Sabres on Monday. Stafford (lower body) will remain in the press box for Wednesday's game against Toronto, <a href="https://www.nhl.com/news/new-jersey-devils-toronto-maple-leafs-game-preview/c-291819670">Dave McCarthy of NHL.com</a> reports.
2017-10-11 Date Injured 2017-10-09 2017-10-11
2017-10-09 analysis Stafford was forced out of the game with his lower-body injury after just 6:06 of ice time. The winger did make the trip to Buffalo and could still return to action for their next road game when they face off with Toronto on Wednesday. In the meantime, the Devils may opt to suit up seven defensemen or will have to recall a player from the minors.
2017-10-09 update Stafford (lower body) will not be available against the Sabres on Monday.
2017-10-09 injury_note Stafford (lower body) will accompany the team as it travels to Buffalo for Monday's game, <a href="http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2017/10/injury_updates_on_devils_forwards_kyle_palmieri_an.html">NJ.com</a> reports. Stafford (lower body) <a href="https://twitter.com/NJDevils/status/917431746144210944">will not</a> be available against the Sabres on Monday.
2017-10-09 Date Injured 2017-10-08 2017-10-09
2017-10-08 injury_note Stafford (lower body) will accompany the team as it travels to Buffalo for Monday's game against the Sabres, <a href="http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2017/10/injury_updates_on_devils_forwards_kyle_palmieri_an.html">NJ.com</a> reports. Stafford (lower body) will accompany the team as it travels to Buffalo for Monday's game, <a href="http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2017/10/injury_updates_on_devils_forwards_kyle_palmieri_an.html">NJ.com</a> reports.
2017-10-08 analysis New Jersey's forward corps took a hit with Stafford and top-line right winger Kyle Palmieri sustaining their respective lower-body ailments in Saturday's matinee win versus the Avalanche. Coach John Hynes reportedly will decide on both players' status Monday morning.
2017-10-08 update Stafford (lower body) will accompany the team as it travels to Buffalo for Monday's game against the Sabres, NJ.com reports.
2017-10-08 injury_note Stafford sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche, <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisRyan_NJ/status/916757753787568128">Chris Ryan of the Star-Ledger</a> reports. Stafford (lower body) will accompany the team as it travels to Buffalo for Monday's game against the Sabres, <a href="http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2017/10/injury_updates_on_devils_forwards_kyle_palmieri_an.html">NJ.com</a> reports.
2017-10-08 Date Injured 2017-10-07 2017-10-08
2017-10-07 analysis New Jersey's newcomer only skated for 6:06 of ice time in the contest, though a little over two minutes of that action took place on the power play. Consider him day-to-day until the Devils have a chance to reevaluate him further.
2017-10-07 update Stafford sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche, Chris Ryan of the Star-Ledger reports.
2017-10-07 injury_note Stafford sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche, <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisRyan_NJ/status/916757753787568128">Chris Ryan of the Star-Ledger</a> reports.
2017-10-07 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2017-10-07 Injury Text Lower Body
2017-10-07 Date Injured 2017-10-07
2017-10-07 Injured No Yes
2017-10-07 Weight 214 lb 215 lb
2017-09-01 injury_note
2017-09-01 analysis
2017-09-01 update
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $0.800M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $0.800M
2017-09-01 Injury Text
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-08-27 Jersey Number 19 18
2017-08-27 Franchise 2017 Boston Bruins 2017 New Jersey Devils
2017-07-10 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Boston Bruins