McKenzie: Oilers to re-sign Gryba

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Eric Gryba is about to get a new deal with the Edmonton Oilers.

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With the deadline for teams to submit their cap compliance by 3pm MST, the Oilers appear to be ready to re-sign Eric Gryba to a one-year, two-way contract.

Gryba, who has been a workhorse for the Edmonton Oilers, was acquired by the team on June 27, 2015, in exchange for Travis Ewanyk and a 4th-round draft pick. The move paid dividends for the club, as Gryba was a positive impact player last season in a 6/7 defenceman role.

The veteran right-shot defenceman played 810 minutes with the Oilers last year, and recorded a 49.5 CF%. He played the majority of his time last season with Brandon Davidson (283 mins), and the pair posted a 53.7 CF% together.

As McKenzie reported above, Gryba is expected to start the year in Bakersfield with the Condors. Although we have yet to see the finalized roster, one would expect Gryba to be one of the first players called-up to the NHL roster should injuries occur.

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A two-way deal allows for the Oilers to get some flexibility with their cap situation, although they are in a good position right now.

It was reported yesterday by Jim Matheson that Gryba had interest from two other clubs

NHL rosters are due by 3 P.M. MST today.

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 Binghamton Senators AHL 6 1 0 1 2 2
2010-11 Binghamton Senators AHL 66 3 4 7 133 7 10 0 1 1 26
2011-12 Binghamton Senators AHL 73 5 15 20 95 -13
2012-13 Binghamton Senators AHL 38 5 6 11 75 28
2012-13 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 2 4 6 26 -3 4 0 0 0 17
2013-14 Ottawa Senators NHL 57 2 9 11 64 9
2014-15 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 0 12 12 97 11 6 0 0 0 14
2015-16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 53 1 5 6 75 0
NHL Totals 218 5 30 35 262 10 0 0 0 31

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