Gryba had one goal and five assists in 53 games for Edmonton. While Gryba is never going to blow anyone away with his offensive game, the fact that his plus/minus was even does say something about his defensive play for a team as bad as Edmonton. He should have a role as a top six defender for Edmonton come October.
Gryba (knee) joined the team at practice Monday. The blueliner remains without a definite timeline, but the fact that he was on the ice for practice Monday would suggest he's progressing towards a return. Expect more updates when he gets closer, but with just a couple weeks remaining in the regular season, the team has no reason to rush him back.
Gryba is out "long-term with a knee injury...Probably at least a month," according to coach Todd McLellan. Gryba logged just 7:17 of ice time before coming off with a lower-body injury Tuesday night, but his prognosis was unknown. Now with him missing at least a month, the Oilers are going to have to dig deeper into their reserves of defensemen. In 53 games, Gryba has a goal and six points to go along with 75 penalty minutes.
Gryba suffered an apparent lower-body injury Tuesday against Anaheim and will not return. He fell at the side of the net midway through the first period, so the Oilers defense was limited for the rest of Tuesday's contest. His status will be updated when the team releases an official diagnosis of the injury, and he should be considered day-to-day for now.
Gryba scored his first goal of the season Tuesday night in a 5-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Evidently not wanting to be left out of the welcome back party for rookie Connor McDavid, Gryba launched a shot from the point that found the back of the net. Still, he's a physical depth defenseman that controls his own zone and isn't a guy you should be concerned with in the fantasy realm.
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