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Eric Gryba | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Gryba will be listed as a healthy scratch in Wednesday’s tilt with the Anaheim Ducks.
Gryba will be scratched for a second consecutive game Wednesday night in Anaheim. He had played in 54 of Ottawa’s first 57 games this season but has picked up just eight assists and no goals to show for. He does aid in the penalty minutes department as he’s tallied 76 of them this season. Feb 25 - 5:28 PM

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Eric Gryba will be scratched for his second straight game on Saturday night as his Senators take on the Panthers.

It's just the second time this season Gryba has been scratched in consecutive game as Coach Cameron continues to rotate the D. The nearly 27 year old rugged defender has had a nice season through 54 games, wracking up 76 PIMs (career high) and 118 hits with eight points.
Feb 21 - 6:17 PM

Look for Eric Gryba and Jean-Gabriel Pageau to be healthy scratches Saturday night against Columbus.

They will sit in the pressbox with Chris Phillips. Not much of a surprise here. Patrick Wiercioch will skate alongside Mark Borowiecki as the Sens' third defenseman pairing.
Feb 7 - 11:17 AM

Eric Gryba, Chris Phillips, and Alex Chiasson will sit out against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

Phillips is scratched so he can pass Daniel Alfredsson for most games played all-time at home on Thursday night. Chiasson is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Gryba however is being sat in favor of Mark Borowiecki. Through 47 games this season, Gryba has 31 blocks, 72 PIMs, and 90 hits.
Feb 3 - 6:21 PM

If you are looking for some penalty minutes from your blueline, consider picking up Eric Gryba.

He seems to have added some more grit to his game this season as he leads the Senators in penalty minutes with 64. That's good enough for eighth overall in the NHL.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Eric Gryba amassed 17 penalty minutes in Thursday's overtime win over Edmonton.

He was tossed from the game 3:17 into the second period. Gryba didn't like Keith Aulie's hit on Chris Neil, so he got an instigator penalty and a misconduct to go along with his fighting major. He currently ranks second in the league with 49 minutes in the sin bin.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Eric Gryba won't face supplemental discipline for his hit on Artem Anisimov in Tuesday's win over Columbus.

The league reviewed the play and ruled that Gryba's "principal point of contact" was not Anisimov's head. The Blue Jackets forward suffered a concussion on the play, while Gryba was assessed a match penalty and a game misconduct.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Eric Gryba was able to play in Thursday's regular season opener after he had an undisclosed injury late at training camp.

He took some time off to recover, but he was ready to suit up against Nashville. Gyrba had three hits, one shot and a plus-1 rating in 13:27 of ice time during Ottawa's 3-2 loss.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Eric Gryba will miss practice Saturday with an undisclosed injury.

He left Thursday's practice early and has not practised since. Consider Gryba day-to-day for now.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Eric Gryba has signed a two-year deal with Ottawa.

He will reportedly earn $1.2 million next season and $1.3 million the following year. Gryba had 11 points and 64 penalty minutes in 57 games this past season. He also added 161 hits and 60 blocks.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Eric Gryba is expected to sign a deal with the Senators next week.

Gryba, who will be a restricted free agent come July 1st, will likely get a modest raise from the $562,500 he earned in 2013-14.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Eric Gryba can be a restricted free agent in July.

The Senators have been discussing a new contract with him. Gryba had an annual average value of $562,500 over two seasons in his previous deal. In 57 games this past campaign, he recorded 11 points and 64 penalty minutes.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Eric Gryba assisted on two of Ottawa's three goals in their loss to Carolina on Saturday.

It was Gryba's first multi-point game of his NHL career. He has a goal and seven points in 27 contests in 2013-14. Although he's never likely to be a top-tier blueliner from an offensive perspective, he's worth keeping in mind in leagues that value penalty minutes, hits, and blocked shots.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Eric Gryba logged a season-high 21:14 of ice time in Monday's 5-0 win over Pittsburgh.

He has topped 20 minutes just three times this season, but two of them have come in his past two outings. Gryba has four points, 60 hits and a plus-7 rating in just 19 games this year.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Eric Gryba will be a healthy scratch Saturday night.

Joe Corvo, who sat out Friday's win over Buffalo, will play instead. Gryba spent most of training camp on the sidelines due to a leg injury and coach Paul MacLean said "he didn't skate the way we needed him to, where we feel it should be, and we want to get Joe in, too."
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 02:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3David Legwand
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
4Colin Greening
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner
3Andrew Hammond