Drew Stafford
RW NJ
2 weeks ago

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.

EDGE 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.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
1 month ago

Stafford scored goals at even strength and on the power play in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Lightning.

EDGE 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, as Stafford now has three goals in three games played this season.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
1 month ago

Stafford (lower body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's tilt against the Rangers, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE 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 accustomed to in Saturday's contest.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
1 month ago

Stafford (lower body) is not listed among the forward lines for Friday's home game against the Capitals, per NJ.com.

EDGE 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.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
1 month ago

Stafford (lower body) will remain in the press box for Wednesday's game against Toronto, Dave McCarthy of NHL.com reports.

EDGE 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.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
1 month ago

Stafford (lower body) will not be available against the Sabres on Monday.

EDGE 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.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
2 months ago

Stafford (lower body) will accompany the team as it travels to Buffalo for Monday's game against the Sabres, NJ.com reports.

EDGE 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.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
2 months ago

Stafford sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche, Chris Ryan of the Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE 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.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
3 months ago

Stafford agreed to terms on a one-year, $800,000 contract with New Jersey on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford was traded away from Winnipeg last season at the deadline and appeared in 24 contests -- including playoffs -- for Boston in which he tallied six goals and four helpers. The winger will now head to his fourth club as he joins a Devils organization in the process of a rebuild. With a lot of young talent, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin native should add some veteran leadership to the roster. At worst, coach Hynes is getting a fourth-line depth player -- but at his best, Stafford can be a 20-goal, 40-point producer.

Drew Stafford
RW NJ
5 months ago

Though the Bruins allowed Stafford to explore agency, the team remains in contact with the veteran winger's representatives, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old winger logged four goals and eight points in 18 games with the Bruins following his acquisition at the trade deadline, after recording four goals and 13 points with the Jets. While the B's seem to be heading in different direction here, with a group of young forwards on the way, the door is still slightly ajar for Stafford to return to Boston in 2017-18, presumably on a team-friendly deal.