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Denis Grebeshkov | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
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Denis Grebeshkov has agreed to a one-year deal with the KHL's Vityaz Podolsk.
Grebeshkov attempted to return to the NHL for the 2013-14 campaign, but he ended up spending most of the season in the minors. The 30-year-old has 17 goals and 85 points in 234 career NHL games. May 16 - 9:21 AM

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Denis Grebeshkov is expected to test the market as an unrestricted free agent in July.

The Oilers will reportedly let him walk after he played most of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors. Grebeshkov recorded nine points and a minus-10 rating in 39 games with Oklahoma City and he appeared in seven contests with Edmonton.
May 8 - 6:44 PM

Denis Grebeshkov has been sent to the AHL.

Grebeshkov has an assist in seven games with Edmonton and five points in 11 AHL contests. It looks like he might bounce between the two leagues all season.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Denis Grebeshkov will suit up for the Oilers on Thursday night in Nashville.

He played three games with Edmonton in late October before heading down to the minors for conditioning. "I don't think (Grebeshkov) was in very good shape in that he came in then he got hurt and really fell back," coach Dallas Eakins said. "He just needed to go play, get some minutes, get his feet under him. Get his fitness level up to a higher standard. The good thing about Denis is he can break out the puck. He can make a play. That's where we've been suffering a little bit in our own zone." Grebeshkov will be paired with Justin Schultz on Thursday.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Denis Grebeshkov has been summoned by the Edmonton Oilers.

Grebeshkov has two goals and three assists in 11 contests this season. The 30-year-old has 17 goals and 84 points in 230 career NHL games.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 05:37:00 PM

Denis Grebeshkov has been placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.

Grebeshkov has no points in three games this season. He comes with a $1.5 million cap hit for the 2013-14 campaign.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Denis Grebeshkov played in his first NHL game since the 2009-10 season on Saturday.

The defenseman had played the last three seasons in the KHL. He replaced Nick Schultz who was a healthy scratch, in the lineup. Grebeshkov played only 6:55 minutes but was a plus-two. He has offensive skill as he had seven goals and 39 points in the 2008-09 season with the Oilers.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 07:34:00 AM

Denis Grebeshkov has been promoted by the Edmonton Oilers.

Grebeshkov has no points in three AHL games this season. He's trying to establish himself in the NHL after playing in the KHL for three campaigns.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 06:36:00 PM

The Oilers sent Denis Grebeshkov to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.

The rearguard has yet to play in the regular season, as he was just cleared by doctors from a groin injury. He spent the last three seasons in the KHL. He'll likely get his shot in the NHL very soon.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Denis Grebeshkov's doctors have declared him healthy enough to return from his groin injury.

Grebeshkov might play as early as Saturday, but nothing is set in stone yet. He's trying to prove he's good enough to be a regular in the NHL after spending the last few seasons in the KHL.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Denis Grebeshkov (groin) will be able to start practicing soon.

If Grebeshkov isn't quite ready to practice yet, then we can't expect him to play on Tuesday. Consider him doubtful for that game and day-to-day beyond that.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Denis Grebeshkov has a groin injury.

Grebeshkov should be regarded as day-to-day for now. He's trying to reassert himself in the NHL after spending the last four seasons in the KHL. He's not expected to get many points in 2013-14 and consequently isn't likely to have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Denis Grebeshkov is happy to be back in the NHL.

Grebeshkov played in 227 NHL games before heading to SKA St. Petersburg for the 2010-11 campaign. He spent three seasons in the KHL before inking a one-year/$1.5 million deal with Edmonton. "The reason I left the NHL was personal stuff. I was 26 years old and by himself and I wanted a family and now I have a girl … but hockey-wise I always wanted to be in the NHL," he said. His lack of offensive upside makes it hard to recommend him in standard leagues.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish thinks Denis Grebeshkov will be "highly motivated" after struggling in the KHL last season.

The Oilers took a risk when they signed Grebeshkov to a one-way deal worth $1.5 million, although that was obviously minimized by limiting the contract to a single season. Grebeshkov had 17 goals and 84 points in 227 NHL games before making the jump to the KHL. He hasn't played in North America since 2009-10 and we recommend taking a wait-and-see approach with him as opposed to selecting him towards the end of standard league drafts.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Edmonton Oilers agree to one-year contract with Denis Grebeshkov.

Prior to playing in the KHL, Grebeshkov spent 2007 through 2010 with the Oilers and then the Predators. He had 76 points in 190 games in his last stint in Edmonton and should be a solid option for the Oilers' final defensive pairing. He's unlikely to have a ton of fantasy value, even in the deeper formats.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 03:36:00 PM

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