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Position
RW
 
Jersey
21
Name  Drew Stafford
Born  10/30/1985
Height  6-2
Weight  214
Shoots  R
9/22/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Sabres right wing Drew Stafford is trying to repeat his 30-goal season from the 2009-2010 season.
Insight: Stafford told the Buffalo News that the Sabres enter this season with higher expectations despite finishing last year with the fewest points in the NHL. With the right linemates, Stafford could threaten the 30-goal mark again, but with his situation in flex, he is not a player worth spending a high pick on in the draft. We see Stafford in the 15-20 goal range this year.
 
4/10/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford has scored 12 goals over his last 26 games.
Insight: He had just four over his first 42. He scored his 16th goal of the season Thursday against the Rangers.
 
4/8/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: This will be the third straight absence for Stafford, who has 15 goals and 18 assists this season.
 
Hot3/13/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford scored a goal for the third consecutive game Thursday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Stafford has 13 goals and 15 assists in 58 games, so he's not a very good fantasy option despite the recent hot streak.
 
2/3/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford is expected to return to the lineup on Monday night after missing games due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Stafford was once a 50-point a season guy, but has fallen off the fantasy radar screen with 18 points in 2012 and 18 points with a -10 rating in 46 games this season.
 
1/30/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford is questionable for Thursday's game against Phoenix due to an upper-body injury.
Insight: Stafford was once a 50-point a season guy, but has fallen off the fantasy radar screen with 18 points in 2012 and 18 points with a -10 rating in 46 games this season.
 
1/21/2014 11:50:00 PM
Description: Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford had a big night with a pair of goals and an assist against Florida.
Insight: Stafford has been mostly invisible this season, producing only 17 points in 43 games and is in no danger of reaching his career high of 52 points in 2010.
 
1/14/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford, who has missed four games with an upper-body injury, practiced Monday with a no-contact jersey, according to a Buffalo News report.
Insight: Stafford has been mostly invisible this season, producing only 13 points in 41 games. He could return later this week.
 
3/16/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford had his best game of the season Saturday in a loss to Ottawa (two goals, five shots on goal).
Insight: Stafford has been mostly invisible this season, producing only 11 points in 28 games. He usually plays with the fourth unit so we wouldn't count on too many performances like this the rest of the season.
 
6/3/2011 7:33:00 PM
Description: The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Drew Stafford to a multi-year contract extension. TSN
Insight: Stafford scored a career-high 31 goals and 52 points in just 62 games last season. Four hat tricks during the season helped the cause for Stafford, who has solidified himself as a worthwhile fantasy option.
 
4/2/2011 11:33:00 PM
Description: Drew Stafford scored two goals with six shots on goal in the Sabres' 5-4 overtime loss to Washington on Saturday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Stafford has now scored 30 goals in a season for the first time in his career. His assist total is a bit imbalanced (18 assists), but he seems to be a perfect example of a post-hype sleeper in fantasy leagues this season.
 
3/25/2011 11:41:00 PM
Description: Drew Stafford scored two goals and added an assist in the Sabres' 4-2 win over Florida on Friday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Tyler Ennis assisted on both of Stafford's goals. Stafford now has a career-high 28 goals, despite not scoring a goal in his previous six games.
 
3/15/2011 12:34:00 PM
Description: Drew Stafford is expected to return to the Sabres' lineup on Tuesday against Carolina. Raleigh News & Observer
Insight: Stafford has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. With 26 goals this season, Stafford is a threat to explode offensively, so you want him back in your lineup.
 
3/11/2011 1:52:00 PM
Description: Drew Stafford left Thursday's game against Boston in the third period with a hamstring injury. Buffalo News
Insight: Stafford's status for Saturday's game against Toronto is not known.
 
2/14/2011 2:04:00 PM
Description: Stafford's two hat tricks over the past week were enough to land him as the league's second star.
Insight: They doubled his season total to a league-leading four hat tricks and probably would have been enough for the first star if Michael Grabner hadn't spent the week scorching. (RapidDraft.com)
 
2/14/2011 1:02:00 AM
Description: Stafford tallied a hat trick in Sunday's loss to the Islanders.
Insight: It was the second trick in three outings for Stafford, who has finished three of his past four games with three points. (RapidDraft.com)
 
2/13/2011 6:59:00 PM
Description: Drew Stafford scored three goals with a +3 in the Sabres' 7-6 overtime loss to the Islanders on Sunday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Stafford has a Michael Grabner-like statline this season, with 23 goals to go with just 10 assists. The more interesting stat is the fact that Stafford has two hat tricks in the span of five days, as he also scored three goals against Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Stafford has eight goals in his past four games, so he is without a doubt one of the league's hottest scorers and will receive consideration for the NHL's Three Stars, which will be announced Monday.
 
2/9/2011 2:29:00 AM
Description: Drew Stafford scored three goals with a +3 in the Sabres' 7-4 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Stafford now has five career hat tricks, with three of them coming in the past 19 games. He also has six points over his last two games, so he is nearing a point-per-game pace this season with 30 points (20g-10a) in 34 games. He has also now reached 20 goals for the second time in his career. But if you need hat tricks, remember that he's your man.
 
2/9/2011 12:05:00 AM
Description: Stafford delivered a hat trick for the Sabres in Tuesday night's win.
Insight: It was his second straight three-point outing, giving Stafford five goals in two games. It was actually the third hat trick of the season for Stafford, who has just 20 goals overall. (RapidDraft.com)
 
2/6/2011
Description: Drew Stafford scored two goals and added an assist with seven shots on goal in the Sabres' 6-2 win over Toronto on Saturday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Stafford has 17 goals in just 33 games, a pace that would make him a 40-goal scorer if he could stay healthy for an entire season. He has two hat tricks this season, so the production may not be as consistent as you would like, but he seems always capable of putting up the big game.
 

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