Monday, February 08, 2016

Jets' Stafford Banned For One

On Monday afternoon, the NHL announced that Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford was suspended for one game for his high stick against Colorado defenseman Nick Holden on Saturday night.  For your reference, the NHL Department of Player Safety's video can be seen via this link, as it doesn't appear that we can embed them anymore.

Stafford will miss Tuesday night's game between the Jets and the Blues in St. Louis and then will be eligible to return on Thursday night, when Winnipeg hosts Boston.

The 30-year old winger went into Week Nineteen action ranking 158th in overall pool scoring, with 16 goals and 28 points in 49 games with the Jets.

For Benson, he loses one of his more productive forwards, making up 8.4% of his season total of points for one game.  Benson's team is 74 points out of the money and 31 points clear of last place, something he'd preferably keep through the last segment of the season.

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