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Eric Gryba | Defenseman | #62

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (68) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Gryba will pair with Darnell Nurse against the Flames on Friday night.
They'll combine to create the Oilers' third pairing. In 218 career NHL games Gryba has 262 PIMs and 553 hits, so if your league rewards his talents you may wish to pick him up as a spot-starter. Oct 14 - 6:18 PM

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The Edmonton Oilers have summoned Eric Gryba.

Gryba attended the Oilers' training camp on a tryout basis and while he fell just short of making the team, Edmonton did ink him to a two-way deal before sending him to the minors. It looks like that decision has already paid off because Edmonton needs another defenseman after Brandon Davidson suffered a lower-body injury that landed him on the injured reserve. Gryba had six points and 75 penalty minutes in 53 games with Edmonton last season.
Oct 13 - 5:52 PM

Eric Gryba is on waivers for the purpose of sending him to AHL Bakersfield.

The Oilers confirmed Gryba's one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday. He won't have much fantasy value if Edmonton calls him up unless you are looking for penalty minutes. Gryba has 35 points and 262 minutes in the sin bin in 218 career NHL matches.
Oct 12 - 12:08 PM

Eric Gryba has inked a one-year, two-way contract with Edmonton.

The deal will make him $950,000 in NHL, or $250,000 in the AHL, with $450,000 guaranteed. Gryba will go on waivers and if he clears then he is expected to start in the minors.
Oct 11 - 2:43 PM

Eric Gryba could be the odd man out in Edmonton with the signing of Kris Russell.

Gryba was in Oilers camp on a PTO and was looking good to make the team as late as Friday but the Russell signing changed everything. Gryba was not at practice Saturday as GM Peter Chiarelli said he was exploring other options. "Looks like Gryba suffers the fallout from the Russell signing," Gryba's agent Rick Curran said.
Oct 9 - 7:41 AM

Although Eric Gryba couldn't land a contract with Edmonton over the summer, it looks like he's in a good position to make the squad off of his PTO.

Gryba had six points and 75 penalty minutes in 53 contests with Edmonton in 2015-16. "He’s come in and been really hungry," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "And the thing Eric has going for him is we all appreciate what he does do. He plays hard for his teammates, he plays hard for his team, tremendous penalty killer, blocks shots, sticks up for him teammates, good guy in the locker room. There are a lot of really good things that Grybs has going for him. We’re all cheering for him, too, which is really important, we want him to be part of the group." If Gryba does make the team it will likely be as their sixth or seventh defenseman.
Oct 5 - 4:45 AM

Eric Gryba will attend Edmonton's training camp on a professional tryout.

He recorded six points and 75 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Oilers last season. Gryba has been unable to find a team as an unrestricted free agent.
Sep 20 - 11:38 AM

The Edmonton Oilers are in talks with UFA-to-be Eric Gryba.

Gryba suffered a knee injury on February 16 and did not return the remainder of the season. Talks to re-sign the defensive defenseman are on-going but took a bit of a break as Gryba was married on Saturday. Congratulations to the blueliner on his nuptials. He had only a goal and six points in 53 games with 75 penalty minutes so his fantasy value is limited at best.
Jun 26 - 7:27 AM

Eric Gryba (knee) has been skating on his own.

Edmonton has just three games left and it's not clear if Gryba will be able to return before the last of those contests. He last played on February 16.
Mar 29 - 8:58 AM

Eric Gryba (knee) hopes to be back for the final three games of the season.

The Oilers defenseman has been out of the lineup since February 16 with the injury. In 53 games this season, the 27 year-old has one goal and six points while racking up 75 penalty minutes.
Mar 23 - 9:39 AM

Eric Gryba (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Gryba is out for at least a month, so this move makes sense. The Oilers used the free roster spot to summon Nikita Nikitin.
Feb 18 - 10:58 AM

Eric Gryba will miss at least a month with a knee injury.

Gryba sustained the injury during Tuesday's game. He has a goal and six points in 53 games this season.
Feb 17 - 2:31 PM

Eric Gryba (lower body) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Gryba sustained what might have been a leg injury during Tuesday's game and he couldn't complete the contest as a result. We don't know how serious his injury is at this time.
Feb 17 - 1:27 PM

Eric Gryba might have sustained a leg injury during Tuesday's game.

Gryba fell into the net during the first period and that ended his night. He has a goal and six points in 53 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 17 - 11:14 AM

Already down 7-1 to the Islanders, Eric Gryba fought Matt Martin to kick off the third period on Sunday.

Gryba tacked on a roughing minor for good measure earlier in the game, giving him seven PIMs in 19 minutes of work.
Feb 7 - 6:21 PM

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D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
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