The NHL has suspended Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford for one game for high-sticking Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nick Holden.

The incident occurred at 15:15 of the second period of Winnipeg's 4-2 win in Denver on Saturday.

Stafford was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking.

He will forfeit US$23,387.10 in salary and will miss Winnipeg's game Tuesday night in St. Louis.

He is eligible to return when Winnipeg hosts Boston on Thursday.