Stafford (upper-body) is expected to return to the Jets’ lineup on Wednesday.
Stafford has been out since October 25th, but is expected to draw back into the lineup on Wednesday. The veteran winger took part in Tuesday’s practice and Wednesday’s morning skate on a line with Nic Petan and Brandon Tanev. He has collected a single assist in six games this season.
Stafford left Monday’s preseason game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Jets’ head coach Paul Maurice said that Stafford will undergo tests on Tuesday and said he doesn’t believe it’s overly serious. Maurice added that Stafford is day-to-day for now, but it doesn’t sound like he will miss significant time.
Stafford has been suspended for one game for his high sticking infraction on Saturday.
Stafford caught Nick Holden with a high stick on Saturday and will miss Tuesday’s game in St. Louis after the NHL suspended him for one game. With Stafford out, look for Anthony Peluso to get back into the lineup.
The Jets have placed Drew Stafford (undisclosed) on IR.
Stafford, who missed Friday’s game in Minnesota was placed on IR on Sunday to create a roster spot for the Jets to call up Patrice Cormier from Manitoba (AHL). Stafford will miss at least the next two games.
Stafford (upper-body) will be in the lineup on Thursday.
Stafford was injured in the Jets win over the Oilers on Monday. Despite missing practice on Wednesday, Stafford was on the ice for the Jets morning skate and he will be in the lineup tonight in Washington.
Stafford (upper-body) will skate on Thursday; could play in Washington.
Stafford is expected to take part in the Jets morning skate on Thursday and could be in the lineup vs. the Capitals. If Stafford is unable to play, then Dustin Byfuglien will move back to forward with Adam Pardy likely to draw in. Monitor Stafford’s status during the A.M skate.
Stafford left Monday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Stafford, who was playing in his third game with the Jets, was forced to leave the game after playing 13:59. He had been promoted to the top-line on Monday, but his night was cut short. Expect an update on Tuesday.
Stafford promoted to the Jets first line on Monday.
Stafford had one goal on five shots in the Jets shootout win over the Red Wings on Saturday. He has seven shots and has played a total of 5:06 on the power-play in his first two games with Winnipeg. He has now been bumped to the top-line, increasing his fantasy value yet again.
The Sabres have traded Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux and a 1st round pick to the Jets for Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian and Jason Kasdorf.
Stafford, who is a pending UFA at the end of the season, had nine goals, 15 assists (24 points) and a minus-18 rating in 50 games with the Sabres this season. He is a one-time 30-goal scorer and will likely fill Evander Kane’s role on the Jets’ third line.
Stafford will not be in the lineup tonight in New Jersey because he has returned to Buffalo to be with his wife for the birth of his child. With Stafford out, the Sabres may dress Tyson Strachan and go with seven defensemen.