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Eric Gryba | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
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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)." Jun 28 - 10:43 AM

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The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenseman Eric Gryba, sending the Ottawa Senators the 107th pick and prospect Travis Ewanyk

Gryba, 27, generated 12 assists and 97 PIM in 75 games in 2014-15.
Jun 27 - 12:48 PM

If the Senators move one of their surplus defensemen to get a forward, Eric Gryba will likely be on the move.

At least that is what Ottawa Sun reporter Bruce Garrioch has been told. Gryba's value to an NHL team is that he is a fairly reliable number 5-6 rearguard. His value to poolies is that he gets the odd penalty. Although NHL caliber defensemen are in high demand, we don't believe Ottawa GM Bryan Murray should epxect a large return for Gryba.
Jun 27 - 11:34 AM

Eric Gryba will pair with Mark Borowiecki on Thursday night against the Bruins in he returns to the lineup.

Gryba has tallied 138 PIMs and 78 hits in 68 games this season. While Borowiecki has 10 points, 86 blocks, 93 PIMs, and 170 hits over 50 games this season. They'll form the third pairing and presumably bruise many a Bruin.
Mar 19 - 7:14 PM

Eric Gryba and Colin Greening will be scratched during Tuesday night's tilt with the Carolina Hurricanes.

While Greening has just 23 games with 29 PIMs and 74 hits to his credit this season, Gryba has tallied 138 PIMs and 78 hits in 68 games. Pretty good for the bruising defender.
Mar 17 - 6:28 PM

Once again Eric Gryba and Colin Greening will be scratched, this time on Sunday night against the Flyers.

This will be Gryba's third straight game in the press box. However he's had a good season providing tough guy stats with 138 PIMs and 78 hits through 62 games this season. Greening meanwhile has seen just 23 games this season, collecting 29 PIMs and 74 hits.
Mar 15 - 6:38 PM

Eric Gryba and Colin Greening will be scratched on Friday night against the NY Islanders.

This will be Gryba's second consecutive game in the stands, but he has provided 138 PIMs and 78 hits through 62 games this season. Greening meanwhile has seen just seven of his season's 23 games in 2015. He's contributed just 19 hits and seven penalty minutes during that time, and 29 PIMs with 74 hits overall this season.
Mar 13 - 6:34 PM

Eric Gryba will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Montreal.

Jared Cowen will replace Gryba in the Senators' lineup. Colin Greening will also sit against the Habs.
Mar 12 - 7:19 PM

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

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

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