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Eric Gryba | Defenseman

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

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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

Eric Gryba played in his first preseason game Sunday.

He had been dealing with a leg injury for most of training camp. Gryba is slated to be Ottawa's seventh defenseman when the regular season starts.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Eric Gryba who sustained a lower body injury in a freak accident during a skating session, is slowly improving.

He would surely have made the Senators' opening night roster had he not been injured. Gryba could still grab a roster spot if his health continues to improve over the weekend. He did skate with non-roster players on Saturday. All that said, Gryba is not likley to be a fantasy factor this season even if he plays the entire campaign in Ottawa.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Eric Gryba suffered an undisclosed injury early at camp and he hasn't skated since.

Coach Paul MacLean wouldn't say how long Gryba would be sidelined for, but he did say that the team is looking for another defenseman to step up to play a depth role. "I'm not going to say (how long Gryba will be out), but I do know one man's injury is another man’s opportunity, and that hasn't changed since the start of organized sport," MacLean said. "If somebody's out, somebody has to take his place, and that's an opportunity for someone." Mark Borowiecki or prospect Cody Ceci could be in the running to start the year with Ottawa if Gryba's ailment lingers into the regular season.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Eric Gryba (upper body) won't play in Game 4, but he did return to practice with his teammates on Wednesday.

Wednesday's session marked his first appearance back on the ice since he violently collided with Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik in Game 1 on May 14.
Wed, May 22, 2013 04:15:00 PM

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D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
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