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Eric Gryba | Defenseman | #62

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 222
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (68) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Don't be surprised if Eric Gryba, whom the Oilers placed on waivers Friday, is claimed by another NHL team.
Competent defensemen are in demand and Gryba has proven he can play at the NHL level. Given that he only makes $900,000 per season, chances are good Gryba could be wearing a uniform other than the Bakersfield Condors by Sunday night. Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:06:00 PM

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Eric Gryba has been placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.

The Oilers plan to send Gryba to the minors if he clears. He has two assists and 31 penalty minutes in 21 contests this season.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Eric Gryba will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Red Wings.

Gryba no goals or assists in 17 games this season. It's the third time in six games that he'll watch from the press box. Ryan Stanton and Ilro Pakarinen will also watch from the press box.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Eric Gryba (healthy scratch) won't play against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night.

Gryba has yet to register a point this season for Edmonton in 14 contests. Not that he's expected to be a big point producer. He'll be a healthy scratch for tonight.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 08:43:00 PM

Eric Gryba was held off the scoresheet in Monday's 5-2 loss against the Jets, but he was able to contribute with a plus-1 rating, two blocked shots and three hits.

Gryba is a grinder who will never be confused with Connor McDavid. But in fantasy pools with more advanced scoring systems, he can be a valuable contributor for his work in the blocked shots, hits and penalty minutes categories.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 12:35:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 02:38:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 01:28:00 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.
Sun, May 7, 2017 07:16:00 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.
Sun, May 7, 2017 02:26:00 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.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 10:43:00 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.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 09:09:00 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.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 06:52:00 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.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017 09:21:00 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.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 08:39:00 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.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 03:00:00 PM

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