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Eric Gryba | Defenseman | #62

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (68) / OTT
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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

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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

Eric Gryba returned to action on Saturday.

Gryba played 16:36 and was plus-one after missing one game with nagging injuries. He has only four assists this season in 35 games with an even rating and 33 penalty minutes. He is not worth looking at in fantasy.
Jan 3 - 2:09 AM

Eric Gryba will sit out Thursday's game against Anaheim due to some nagging injuries.

Gryba has 72 hits, 31 penalty minutes and four assists in 34 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Eric Gryba will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 27-year-old has been scratched in back-to-back games and three of the last four. Gryba has three assists and 25 penalty minutes in 21 games this season. He has no offensive upside, but he can be a good source of penalty minutes when he plays. Luke Gazdic and Andrew Ference will also watch the game from the press box.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 07:42:00 PM

Eric Gryba, Andrew Ference, and Luke Gazdic will each sit out Saturday's tilt with Pittsburgh.

Of the three only Gryba is of any potential fantasy value, and that's if your league rewards tough guys. Gryba has compiled 25 PIMs, 37 hits, and 42 blocks over 21 games thus far.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 06:51:00 PM

Eric Gryba will tag in for Griffin Reinhart in Friday's match with Detroit.

Gryba has had a nice season thus far if your league tracks tough guys, he's accumulated 25 PIMs, 36 blocks, and 39 hits through 20 games. And he does it skating 17:27 per night on the team's third pairing. Not bad, all things considered.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Eric Gryba has an assist and 11 penalty minutes in nine contests this season.

Gryba is playing in his first campaign with Edmonton after the Oilers acquired him from Ottawa in June. He's not a blueliner that's likely to ever be a significant offensive threat.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 09:03:00 AM

Senators' General Manager Bryan Murray admitted that one of the reasons he traded Eric Gryba was to give him a chance to play regularly at the NHL level.

Gryba was a bottom pairing defenseman with the Senators, and he also served as a healthy scratch at times because of Ottawa's depth at the position. He should be able to be a full-time regular on a young Edmonton team. "You have to evaluate where good guys fit in your organization and that’s where we thought (Gryba) was," said Murray. "He was playing as a sixth (defenceman). It’s good for him (to go to Edmonton). There’s no sense holding him up if he’s going to play somewhere else (on a regular basis)."
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 10:43:00 AM

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