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Stafford chipped with two third-period helpers in Saturday's victory over the Islanders.

Stafford also spent two minutes in the penalty box during the third period, which ending up proving fortuitous when Zemgus Girgensons was able to find the net for a shorthanded goal. The two-point outing helped Stafford tie Girgensons for second on the team in scoring this season with 19 points.

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Stafford has a point in each of his four games since returning from a lower-body injury.

Stafford has accrued a goal, three assists and seven shot attempts during that span. His plus/minus 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.

Drew Stafford RW BUF 2 Months

Stafford (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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.

Drew Stafford RW BUF 2 Months

Updating a previous report, Stafford (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Lightning, WGR 550 reports.

It looked like the Sabres' decision to send Tim Schaller back to the minors would open the door for 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.

Drew Stafford RW BUF 2 Months

Stafford (lower body) will be available Thursday versus the Lightning, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

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.

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Stafford (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Lightning.

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.

Drew Stafford RW BUF 2 Months

Stafford (lower body) practiced with the team Monday, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.

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.

Drew Stafford RW BUF 2 Months

Stafford (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Canadiens.

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.

Drew Stafford RW BUF 2 Months

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.

Stafford will test his injury at Saturday's morning skate, which will help determine his availability for Saturday's game.

Drew Stafford RW BUF 2 Months

Stafford left Friday's game with a lower body injury and will not return.

The severity of the injury is unclear at this point. The team should update Stafford's status prior to the Sabres' game on Saturday night.