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Griffin Reinhart | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/24/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212

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The Edmonton Oilers have assigned Griffin Reinhart to the AHL.
Edmonton had to make a move with Justin Schultz coming off IR. Reinhart was acquired from the Islanders in an off-season trade and still needs to work on his overall game. The former fourth overall pick had no points in 12 games this season. Nov 28 - 1:47 PM

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Griffin Reinhart will be scratched from Friday's match with Detroit.

It's been a trying season for the rookie Reinhart, who has seen just a dozen games without any points thus far. He has a world of talent, but we'd wait for it to bloom before getting on another Reinhart bandwagon.
Nov 27 - 7:07 PM

Griffin Reinhart is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Arizona.

Andrew Ference will also be a healthy scratch while Benoit Pouliot will miss the game because of an illness. Reinhart has no points in eight games this season.
Nov 12 - 9:11 PM

Griffin Reinhart will get back into the lineup Tuesday night after being sidelined since Oct. 18.

He will be paired with Eric Gryba on the back end.
Nov 3 - 6:14 PM

Griffin Reinhart (undisclosed) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

"I’m pretty anxious to get back out there, it’s not fun when you have to watch," Reinhart said. "But I think you can learn a lot from being up (in press box). You see how much time and space you have. There are a lot of different parts of the game that look different up there than they do from the ice. You try to learn from that, but I’m, obviously, pretty excited to get back out there." Reinhart was out for six straight contests. He has no points and a plus-one rating in four games this season.
Nov 3 - 9:27 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have placed Griffin Reinhart (undisclosed) on injured reserve.

The 21-year-old has missed his team's last three games because of the injury. Reinhart has no points and six penalty minutes in four games this season. He's been averaging just over 18 minutes of ice time per game in 2015-16.
Oct 26 - 7:21 PM

Griffin Reinhart (undisclosed) won't play Wednesday night against Detroit.

He logged a season-high 19:27 of ice time against Vancouver this past Sunday. Reinhart didn't take part in the morning skate. Andrew Ference is projected to take his place in the lineup.
Oct 21 - 12:43 PM

Griffin Reinhart will watch Tuesday's tilt with Dallas from the stands.

The rookie Reinhart has seen just one game thus far, but he played 19:03 despite taking a pair of minors. He has a lot of potential, but he'll have to crack the line up more in order to be recommended in anything other than dynasty leagues.
Oct 13 - 8:23 PM

Griffin Reinhart will be a healthy scratch tonight for the Oilers against the Preds on Saturday.

Reinhart played 19:03 for the Oilers in his debut on Thursday. In his place, Andrew Ference will make his season debut. Reinhart has tons of potential, but will be a risky play in fantasy hockey this season. The other scratches for the Oilers are Luke Gazdic and Brandon Davidson.
Oct 10 - 6:19 PM

Griffin Reinhart will return to Edmonton but this time it will be with the Oilers.

Reinhart, selected fourth overall in the 2012 draft, played his junior hockey with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL so it is a homecoming. Reinhart has struggled at the professional level but the blueliner is still only 21 and has a bright future ahead of him as the Oilers continue to build their blueline. He had seven goals and 22 points in 59 AHL games last season so it could be tough to recommend him in fantasy pools for the upcoming season.
Jun 27 - 7:11 AM

The New York Islanders have sent prospect defenseman Griffin Reinhart to the Edmonton Oilers for the 16th and 33rd overall picks.

Reinhart was selected fourth overall in 2012, so the trade comes as a bit of a surprise. During his first pro season in AHL Bridgeport, Reinhart tallied seven goals, 22 points and 69 PIMs in 59 games. He also scored a point in eight games for the Islanders last season. Expect Reinhart to continue to develop into a well-rounded defenseman.
Jun 26 - 8:57 PM

Defensemen Griffin Reinhart and Ryan Pulock are both watching from the press box Monday night for Game 7 with the Capitals.

Reinhart was able to play in his first career NHL playoff game in Game 5 but is scratched for a second consecutive game Monday night. He logged 12:42 in the 5-1 Game 5 loss and registered a minus two rating with one shot on goal. Pulock is just on the roster as insurance and has not seen NHL game action quite yet.
Apr 27 - 8:13 PM

Griffin Reinhart is expected to play in the place of Lubomir Visnovsky on Thursday night for Game Five versus Washington.

Reinhart, still just 21 years old, has recorded just a point over eight NHL games. But he recorded seven goals and 22 points for AHL Bridgeport over 59 games. He'll pair with Thomas Hickey to form New York's third defensive unit. Ryan Pulock was on the ice with the Islanders' other scratches at the end of practice.

Griffin Reinhart or Ryan Pulock will take Lubomir Visnovsky's spot in the lineup on Thursday night against Washington.

Visnovsky suffered a suspected concussion in Game 4 after he was leveled by Tom Wilson. Pulock would give the defense corps a right-handed shot, but Reinhart is considered to be the more likely of the two to play. They will both participate in the pregame warmup.
Apr 23 - 3:17 PM

Griffin Reinhart will be recalled to join the New York Islanders.

It's unclear if the 21-year-old defender will see any games in the playoffs, but Reinhart is expected to be at practice on Monday morning regardless. Reinhart posted seven goals, 22 points, and 61 PIMs over 52 games with AHL Bridgeport during his first professional season. He also saw eight games with the Islanders, registering an assist and six penalty minutes.
Apr 12 - 7:49 PM

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4Luke Gazdic
5Jujhar Khaira
RW1Jordan Eberle
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3Oscar Klefbom
4Brandon Davidson
5Andrew Ference
6Eric Gryba
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