Gryba was a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Nashville. With Darnell Nurse and Adam Larsson both healthy Sunday, Gryba found himself on the outside. A healthy blue line in Edmonton jeopardizes any fantasy value you might in Gryba. He's a cusp player when everyone is healthy.
Gryba scored the game-winning goal in the third period of Thursday's 3-1 victory over the Kings. Less than four minutes after Los Angeles tied the game 1-1, Gryba answered back with the goal on what he called "a lucky play" after the game. That may well be an apt description, as the blueliner's calling card is his physicality (71 hits and 34 PIM through 18 games), not his offense (two points, 18 shots).
Gryba (undisclosed) was activated off injured reserve Wednesday. With Gryba available to slot back into the lineup, the Oilers sent Dillon Simpson down to the minors. If the 28-year-old Gryba does suit up against Tampa Bay on Saturday, it would end a 14-game absence from the game-day roster. The blueliner is more of a penalty killing specialist than a goal scorer, so fantasy owner will want to consider other defensive options.
Gryba (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. The Oilers called up defenseman Mark Fayne in a corresponding move. Gryba has amassed 53 blocked shots in 14 games this season, but that's really the only area for which he provides assistance to fantasy owners as he's gone pointless on the season.
Gryba will play Saturday night against the Oilers, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports. Grbya replaces Kris Russell, who has sustained an undisclosed injury. This development matters most to fantasy owners who are in leagues that place a heavy weight on hits and blocked shots. Russell is one of the league's best in the latter category, and Gryba makes sense as a fill-in option as he's amassed 23 hits and redirected seven shots in only seven games.
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