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Eric Gryba | Defenseman | #62

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (68) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Gryba has signed a two-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
The deal is worth a total of $1.8 million, so that is an annual average value of $900,000. Gryba registered six points and 65 penalty minutes in 40 games with the Oilers last season. Jun 27 - 2:38 PM

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Edmonton has spoken to pending unrestricted free agent Eric Gryba about a new deal.

Talks have reportedly been encouraging, but he has heard from other interested teams as well. Gryba might be looking for a two-year contract, which may be unlikely for a potential sixth or seventh defender on the roster.
Jun 27 - 1:28 PM

As expected, Eric Gryba is playing in Game 6 on Sunday.

Gryba has only appeared in one playoff game so far in 2017 and he recorded 15:59 minutes in that contest. He's in the lineup because Andrej Sekera is hurt. Originally he was projected to be paired up with Darnell Nurse, but the Oilers are also missing Oscar Klefbom now, so Edmonton had to tweak their defensive pairings further and ended up putting Gryba with Griffin Reinhart, who didn't play in the NHL during the 2016-17 regular season.
May 7 - 7:16 PM

Eric Gryba is projected to draw into the Oilers' lineup for Game 6 on Sunday.

The Oilers need another defenseman after Andrej Sekera was injured on Friday. Gryba has appeared in one playoff game so far in 2017 and logged 15:59 minutes of ice time in that contest. He's projected to be paired up with Darnell Nurse Sunday night.
May 7 - 2:26 PM

Eric Gryba is a healthy scratch in Game 1 against Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Gryba suited up in just one of the six games in Edmonton's opening-round series against the Sharks. Mark Fayne, Matt Hendricks, Anton Lander, Ilro Pakarinen will also watch the game from the press box. None of these players have any fantasy value.
Apr 26 - 10:43 PM

Eric Gryba is once again expected to lead Edmonton's blue line scratches on Saturday for Game 6.

Griffin Reinhart, Jordan Oesterle and Mark Fayne, along with the rest of the Black Aces are expected to join him in the press box. Gryba logged 15:59 of ice time in Game 1 and hasn't played in the postseason since then.
Apr 22 - 9:09 PM

Eric Gryba and Griffin Reinhart are both expected to be scratched for Game 5 against the Sharks on Thursday.

Gryba has played in one game this postseason and it came back in Game 1. He did not register a point, but did take a minor penalty in 15:59 of ice time. Reinhart hasn't suited up for the Oilers since Apr. 9.
Apr 20 - 6:52 PM

Eric Gryba is projected to be a scratch for Game 3 against the Sharks on Sunday.

Should he not play, it'll be his second straight game in the press box after competing in Game 1. He skated just under 16 minutes and picked up one minor in the match.
Apr 16 - 9:21 PM

Eric Gryba returns to action on Sunday against Vancouver.

Through 39 games this season he has six points with 60 PIMs and 143 hits.
Apr 9 - 8:39 PM

Eric Gryba will tag in for Matthew Benning on Saturday against Anaheim.

Through 38 games this season the physical rearguard has posted six points along with 45 blocks, 60 PIMs and 141 hits.
Apr 1 - 3:00 PM

Eric Gryba will be scratched against the Sharks on Thursday.

Over 38 games this season the rugged defender has posted six points along with 45 blocks, 60 PIMs and 141 hits.
Mar 30 - 8:22 PM

Eric Gryba scored the game winning goal at the 7:03 mark of the second and helped the Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the Kings Tuesday night.

That was only Gryba’s second goal of the season, but it was one of the most important ones for the team this year. His game winning goal clinched a playoff berth for the Oilers. Gryba was an improbable hero. He only other goal this season came December 29 and he has not even had an assist in his last seven games.
Mar 28 - 11:54 PM

Eric Gryba will fill in for the injured Matthew Benning on Tuesday against the Kings.

Gryba has posted five points along with 44 blocks, 55 PIMs and 136 hits in 37 games thus far.
Mar 28 - 7:59 PM

Eric Gryba headlines four players scratched on Thursday versus the Avalanche.

Gryba is expected to be joined by Matt Hendricks, Jujhar Khaira, and Anton Slepyshev once again. The rugged defender has posted the most fantasy value thus far, picking up five points along with 44 blocks, 55 PIMs and 136 hits in 37 games.
Mar 23 - 8:42 PM

Eric Gryba will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

He's been scratched in two of the last three games. Gryba will be joined by Iiro Pakarinen, Drake Caggiula and Juhjar Khaira. None of these three players should pop up on your fantasy radar.
Mar 14 - 9:03 PM

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4Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Jussi Jokinen
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5Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Ryan Strome
3Jesse Puljujarvi
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
6Ty Rattie
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Eric Gryba
8Yohann Auvitu
9Mark Fayne
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit