Sabres RW Stafford likely out for Game 1
Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford still hasn’t been cleared for
full contact after sustaining a concussion four days ago, He likely
will miss the Sabres’ opening game of their Eastern Conference
quarterfinal series against the Boston Bruins on Thursday.
Stafford, who proclaimed himself headache-free, practiced with
the team Wednesday, but wore a non-contact yellow jersey.
“I want to make sure I’m 100 percent before I come back,” he
Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said center Tim Connolly (foot) “looks
like a go,” but forward Jochen Hecht ( upper-body injury) is
questionable for Game 1. Hecht, who missed the final three games of
the regular season, had his left pinkie wrapped when seen in the