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Luke Gazdic | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 233
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Luke Gazdic will lace up the skates Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild.
Gazdic will line up to the right of Matt Fraser and Anton Lander to form their fourth line. He was a prime contributor of PIMs last season with 127 in 62 games, but through 14 games this season he has just 16 PIMs. Making him a non-option for your squad. Jan 27 - 8:55 PM
Source: NHL.com

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Luke Gazdic and Keith Aulie will be healthy scratches against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Aulie hasn't dressed since the calendar turned 2015, and Gazdic has skated just twice. Needless to say, neither have much fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 17 - 6:33 PM

Luke Gazdic is expected to skate as the fourth line right wing with Matt Hendricks and Boyd Gordon, as Mark Fraser sits on Tuesday against the Blues.

Gazdic has played just twice since Dec. 16th. In 13 games this season he has no points with 14 PIMs and 28 hits. Fraser meanwhile has two goals, two PIMs, four blocks and eight hits through seven games with Edmonton this season.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 13 - 7:37 PM

Luke Gazdic is expected to be a healthy scratch Sunday night against the Red Wings.

He no longer has no fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 6 - 9:05 PM

Luke Gazdic is expected to be a healthy scratch Sunday night against the Islanders.

He has no fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 4 - 8:30 PM

Luke Gazdic and Keith Aulie were made healthy scratches against the Stars on Sunday.

Though Gazdic racked up 127 PIMs in 67 games last season, he has just 10 in 11 games this season. With only 24 hits and no points to his name, it's tough to recommend him. Aulie has 32 PIMs, 23 hits, and no points in 12 games this season. His value is marginal at best in deep pools.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Luke Gazdic, Steve Pinizzotto, and Nikita Nikitin all tag in against Dallas on Tuesday night.

Of Gazdic, "He definitely goes out there and creates a lot of energy for us," Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. In terms of fantasy hockey, Gazdic is probably your most valuable player of three as he had 127 PIMs in 67 games last season.
Source: Mike Heika
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Luke Gazdic, Keith Aulie and Jesse Joensuu will all be healhty scratches against the Devils on Friday night.

Losers of their last four with just one point in that time, it's tough to see where a trio of players who don't get a lot of ice time in the first place fit in. Gazdic, Aulie and Joensuu are all healthy scratches.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Luke Gazdic has recovered from his shoulder injury, but he will have to wait until there's an opening for him in the Oilers' lineup.

Edmonton is happy with its current fourth line and doesn't want to break it up. Gazdic had two goals in five games during an AHL conditioning stint, but he hasn't played for Edmonton yet this season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Luke Gazdic (shoulder) has completed his AHL conditioning stint.

Gazdic was recovering from shoulder surgery and hasn't played for Edmonton yet this season as a result. He had a goal and seven penalty minutes in four AHL contests during his conditioning stint.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Luke Gazdic (shoulder) will report to AHL Oklahoma City for a conditioning stint.

Gazdic is expected to spend two weeks in the minors. He's been recovering from shoulder surgery and this is likely his last step before returning to the Oilers' lineup.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Luke Gazdic (shoulder) has started participating in contact drills.

"I'm taking some pretty big contact now, I'm doing all those batting drills," Gazdic said. "I'm feeling good, feeling strong. I still think I'm a bit away, a couple of weeks, I think. It's going to be up to how the next couple of practices go and probably over the next week we'll re-evaluate." He underwent shoulder surgery in April. Gazdic had four points and 127 penalty minutes in 67 games in 2013-14.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 08:18:00 AM

Luke Gazdic (shoulder) has been skating with the Oilers, but he's not fully healed yet.

Although Gazdic isn't ready to play in a game, he can fully participate in practices at this point. His goal is to be ready for the season opener after having surgery in April.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:18:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:08:00 AM

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.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 08:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Derek Roy
3Anton Lander
4Leon Draisaitl
5Boyd Gordon
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Luke Gazdic
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Matt Fraser
5Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth