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Luke Gazdic | Winger | #20

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (172) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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The New Jersey Devils have sent Luke Gazdic to AHL Albany.
That was expected after Gazdic successfully cleared waivers earlier today. Devils coach John Hynes said that he wants Gazdic to play and the minors are the best place for him to do that right now. New Jersey will likely call him up again later this season. Feb 3 - 2:24 PM

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Luke Gazdic went unclaimed on waivers.

The Devils had planned to send Gazdic to the AHL so that he could get some playing time, but they haven't officially done that yet. He has no points and 12 penalty minutes in 10 contests this season.
Feb 3 - 12:42 PM

If Luke Gazdic clears waivers he'll likely be sent to the minors where he can serve in a bigger role.

Gazdic has frequently been scratched by New Jersey. "We just feel that Luke has to play," Devils coach John Hynes said. "We think he’s done a good job for us. He’s come up from Albany, he was playing a regular shift down there. With our schedule, we have a break (five days between games following Monday’s home game against the Sabres), and we don’t see him playing right now in the next few games here. So it’s important for him to continue to play. Then, when we do need him again, he’s got his game in order and he’ll be able to help us again." There's a good chance that he'll go unclaimed on waivers.
Feb 3 - 8:36 AM

Luke Gazdic is on waivers.

Gazdic has no points in 10 games with New Jersey. He also has two assists and 19 penalty minutes in 13 AHL contests.
Feb 2 - 1:02 PM

Luke Gazdic, Seth Helgeson, and Sergey Kalinin will each be scratched against the Capitals on Thursday night.

Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between them, primarily due to a lack of playing time.
Jan 26 - 7:04 PM

Luke Gazdic will finally get to play again on Saturday against the Flyers.

It'll be brute's ninth game of the season as he's still searching for his first points of the campaign. He also has 12 PIMs and 13 hits while seeing just 7:16 of ice time per game on average.
Jan 21 - 5:21 PM

Luke Gazdic will be scratched against Montreal on Friday.

Through eight games so far this season the rugged winger has no points with 12 PIMs and 13 hits, while averaging just 7:16 of ice time per night.
Jan 20 - 6:40 PM

While he's obviously not the higher profile player making his return to Edmonton on Thursday, New Jersey's Luke Gazdic will also be playing against his former team.

Gazdic spent his first three seasons with Edmonton. He's been playing for New Jersey this season, but he's spent time in the minors and also as a healthy scratch in 2016-17. He has no points and 12 penalty minutes in eight contests with the Devils. That said, he's hoping that he gets put into the lineup against Edmonton. "I have no idea but I’m really hoping," said Gazdic. "I’d be very disappointed if I wasn’t in. This one means a lot to me."
Jan 12 - 11:10 AM

Luke Gazdic will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

The 27-year-old suited up in New Jersey's last game, but he played just 7:34 against the Oilers. He has no points, a minus-2 rating and 12 penalty minutes in eight games this season. He shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar.
Jan 9 - 6:59 PM

Luke Gazdic will tag in for Seth Helgeson against the Oilers on Saturday.

Gazdic is still searching for his first points of the season, he has however 10 hits and 12 PIMs in seven games. Neither player offers much in fantasy, unfortunately.
Jan 7 - 5:34 PM

Luke Gazdic will be scratched against the Maple Leafs on Friday.

Through seven games with the Devils this season Gazdic is still searching for his first points of the season, he has however 10 hits and 12 PIMs.
Source: Dan Rosen
Jan 6 - 6:32 PM

With Travis Zajac returning to the lineup for the Devils, it appears Luke Gazdic will be the odd man out.

The Devils will be thrilled to get Zajac back after he missed one game due to an illness. Gazdic isn't much more than a physical role player who does not possess any fantasy upside moving forward.
Jan 3 - 6:52 PM

Luke Gazdic has been brought up by New Jersey.

The Devils made the move after putting Vernon Fiddler on injured reserve. Gazdic has no points and seven penalty minutes in four outings with New Jersey this campaign.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:28:00 PM

The Devils sent Luke Gazdic back to AHL Albany on Saturday.

Gazdic, who has played just four games with New Jersey this season, has skated in 16 with Albany. In that time the 27-year-old has two points with 19 PIMs. With 201 PIMs and 221 hits in 140 career NHL games, he's best suited for the waiver wire unless you're in need of his type of services. Just make sure he's actually playing first.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Rugged winger Luke Gazdic will be scratched against the Rangers on Sunday.

Gazdic has a hit, a fight, and two blocks in two games with New Jersey this season. With just 4:34 of average ice time, it's safe to say he doesn't have the coach's trust.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:44:00 PM

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