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Luke Gazdic | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
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Luke Gazdic (shoulder) skated on his own Saturday.
Gazdic underwent shoulder surgery in April and while he is hoping to be well enough to play opening night, it is no sure thing. Gazdic is a bottom-six forward who will give your fantasy team plenty of penalty minutes and should be drafted as such. Sep 21 - 7:08 AM

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Winger Luke Gazdic has not been cleared for contact after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in April.

The enforcer had only four points but 127 penalty minutes in 67 games in 2013-14 before the shoulder surgery forced him to miss the rest of the season. Gazdic will provide the Oilers with some toughness up front this season. Expect five-seven points and 125-plus penalty minutes this season. Draft him accordingly.
Sep 20 - 8:46 AM

Luke Gazdic (shoulder) probably won't be cleared for contact by the start of training camp.

Gazdic underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in April. Despite the fact that he's not ready for contact, Gazdic said that's he's on target with his recovery.
Sep 9 - 8:50 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Luke Gazdic to a two-year contract.

Gazdic had four points and 127 penalty minutes in 67 games before a shoulder injury ended his campaign. There's a good chance he'll start the 2014-15 campaign as a member of the Oilers' fourth line.
Jul 1 - 4:29 PM

Luke Gazdic (shoulder) will miss the rest of the season.

The Oilers tough guy will undergo shoulder this week and he's expected to be out of commission for six months. Gazdic has four points and 127 penalty minutes in 67 games this season.
Mar 31 - 2:35 PM

Luke Gazdic's reputation as one of the best fighters in the NHL is gaining momentum.

Gazdic knocked out the Flames Kevin Westgarth on Saturday and has scored decisive decisions over Clayton Stoner on Thursday and the Bruins Shawn Thornton before the break. "He's proving himself in his first year that he's an extremely tough customer," defenseman Andrew Ference said. Gadzic has 93 penalty minutes this season and has chipped in with a couple of goals and two assists.
Mar 2 - 7:13 AM

Luke Gazdic got some power play time for the first time in his NHL career on Thursday.

The enforcer usually does not see a lot of ice time but coach Dallas Eakins gave him a shot on the power play while the Oilers were up 7-2 as a reward for his sticking up for a teammate and fighting with Patrick Bordeleau of the Avs. "I was pretty shocked when (Eakins) told me I was going out, but the guys loved it and it was a nice gesture, for sure, because there are not going to be too many times during the year where I'm going to get opportunities like that," Gazdic said. "Definitely pretty cool to be out there." Gazdic has a goal and an assist in 23 games to go with 64 penalty minutes.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 06:37:00 AM

Luke Gazdic returned to action on Friday.

Gazdic has value in only the penalty minute category and managed to play only 2:20 minutes on Friday with a minus-one rating. He has 45 penalty minutes and two points in 18 games this season.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 01:56:00 AM

Luke Gazdic suffered a shoulder injury Saturday afternoon.

He was hurt in a second-period fight with Philadelphia's Jay Rosehill and didn't play in the third frame. Gazdic has amassed 45 penalty minutes and two points in 17 games with the Oilers this year. Consider him day-to-day.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 06:34:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have claimed enforcer Luke Gazdic off waivers from the Dallas Stars.

The talented Oiler stars are all very young and the team needs an enforcer to take care of them and make sure liberties aren't taken. The Oilers thought they had that in Steve MacIntyre but he apparently suffered a serious knee injury so the Oilers picked up Gazdic. Gadzic spent last season with the Texas Stars of the AHL where he had four goals, 11 points and 80 penalty minutes in 59 games. Look for lots of penalty minutes and nothing else from Gadzic in limited NHL duty this season.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 07:22:00 AM

Dallas Stars sign Luke Gazdic to one-year contract.

Gazdic had four goals, 11 points and 80 penalty minutes in 59 games with AHL Texas this season. He's unlikely to make the Stars out of camp and has no fantasy value.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Luke Gazdic has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Dallas Stars.

Gazdic had 11 goals and 23 points in 76 games with the AHL Texas Stars last season. He's also spent at least 100 minutes in the sin bin in each of his last three campaigns in the AHL.
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 06:45:00 PM

The Dallas Stars have placed Luke Gazdic (shoulder) on the injured reserve list.

Gazdic would have been sent to the minors by now, but he suffered a shoulder injury and injured players are not allowed to be sent to the minors. The 20-year-old will spend the season in the minors once he is healthy.
Fri, Oct 2, 2009 06:50:00 AM

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