Drew Stafford News Archive
Coach Paul Maurice confiremed Stafford (upper body) will play Thursday against the Caps, NHL.com reports.
Stafford (upper body) missed Wednesday's practice, but is still considered day-to-day, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Stafford will not return to Monday's game against the Jets after suffering an upper-body injury in the third period.
Stafford scored the only shootout goal to deliver the Jets a 5-4 shootout win over the Red Wings. He also scored in regulation.
Stafford is expected to make his Jets debut Thursday against the Predators, Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 reports.
Stafford was one of four players acquired by the Jets in Wednesday's blockbuster deal that shipped Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian to Buffalo, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Stafford netted his eighth goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Canadiens.