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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 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. Dec 21 - 7:25 PM

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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
Nov 25 - 8:26 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.
Nov 21 - 7:22 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.
Nov 14 - 10:36 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.
Nov 11 - 3:41 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.
Oct 30 - 8:35 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.
Oct 20 - 8:18 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.
Sep 29 - 10:18 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.
Sep 21 - 7:08 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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Leon Draisaitl
3Boyd Gordon
4Mark Arcobello
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Steve Pinizzotto
5Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Brad Hunt
8Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth