|Assets:||Is pretty strong, especially his lower base, so he handles himself fairly well against big NHL forwards. Has a wealth of experience at several levels, which helps his overall game.|
|Flaws:||Is a bit of a 'tweener because he's not a natural offensive defenseman, nor is he ideal in a shutdown role. Therefore, he has always struggled to find his NHL niche.|
|Career Potential:||Solid veteran defenseman.|
|12/04/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|11/27/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|10/31/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|10/30/2013||Placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|10/19/2013||Missed 8 games (groin).|
|10/18/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|10/11/2013||Loaned to Oklahoma City (AHL) for conditioning.|
|7/18/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|7/28/2010||Signed with the SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) to a two-year contract.|
|4/24/2010||Missed the last 17 games of the regular season and 4 playoff games (lower body injury).|
|3/08/2010||Lower body injury, late March.|
|3/01/2010||Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.|
|12/15/2009||Missed 13 games (torn MCL).|
|11/14/2009||Torn MCL, late December.|
|7/21/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|2/28/2009||Missed 7 games (ankle injury).|
|2/12/2009||Ankle injury, late February.|
|11/09/2008||Missed 3 games (concussion).|
|4/14/2008||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|7/01/2007||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|2/18/2007||Acquired from the New York Islanders.|
|7/10/2006||Signed with the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian League.|
|4/19/2006||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/08/2006||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|3/08/2006||Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|1/18/2006||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|12/26/2005||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|10/09/2005||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|3/08/2004||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|2/28/2004||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|10/04/2003||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|7/15/2003||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year contract.|
|7/18/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|3/01/2010||Edmonton Oilers traded Denis Grebeshkov to the Nashville Predators for a second-round draft pick in 2010.|
|2/18/2007||Edmonton Oilers traded Marc-Andre Bergeron and a 3rd round selection in 2008 for Denis Grebeshkov.|
|3/08/2006||New York Islanders traded Mark Parrish and Brent Sopel to the Los Angeles Kings for Denis Grebeshkov, Jeff Tambellini and a 3rd round selection in 2006.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round (18th overall) in 2002.|
Denis Grebeshkov heads to the minors | 12/05/2013 9:02 AM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov has been sent to the AHL.
ImpactGrebeshkov has an assist in seven games with Edmonton and five points in 11 AHL contests. It looks like he might bounce between the two leagues all season.
Denis Grebeshkov will suit up on Thursday | 11/28/2013 5:07 PM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov will suit up for the Oilers on Thursday night in Nashville.
ImpactHe played three games with Edmonton in late October before heading down to the minors for conditioning. "I don't think (Grebeshkov) was in very good shape in that he came in then he got hurt and really fell back," coach Dallas Eakins said. "He just needed to go play, get some minutes, get his feet under him. Get his fitness level up to a higher standard. The good thing about Denis is he can break out the puck. He can make a play. That's where we've been suffering a little bit in our own zone." Grebeshkov will be paired with Justin Schultz on Thursday.
Edmonton calls up Denis Grebeshkov | 11/27/2013 5:37 PM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov has been summoned by the Edmonton Oilers.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactGrebeshkov has two goals and three assists in 11 contests this season. The 30-year-old has 17 goals and 84 points in 230 career NHL games.
Edmonton places Denis Grebeshkov on waivers | 10/30/2013 12:42 PM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov has been placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactGrebeshkov has no points in three games this season. He comes with a $1.5 million cap hit for the 2013-14 campaign.
Denis Grebeshkov gets back into action | 10/20/2013 7:34 AM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov played in his first NHL game since the 2009-10 season on Saturday.
ImpactThe defenseman had played the last three seasons in the KHL. He replaced Nick Schultz who was a healthy scratch, in the lineup. Grebeshkov played only 6:55 minutes but was a plus-two. He has offensive skill as he had seven goals and 39 points in the 2008-09 season with the Oilers.
Oilers summon Denis Grebeshkov | 10/18/2013 6:36 PM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov has been promoted by the Edmonton Oilers.
ImpactGrebeshkov has no points in three AHL games this season. He's trying to establish himself in the NHL after playing in the KHL for three campaigns.
Denis Grebeshkov to AHL for conditioning | 10/12/2013 9:26 AM
NewsThe Oilers sent Denis Grebeshkov to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
ImpactThe rearguard has yet to play in the regular season, as he was just cleared by doctors from a groin injury. He spent the last three seasons in the KHL. He'll likely get his shot in the NHL very soon.
Denis Grebeshkov (groin) to return soon | 10/11/2013 10:28 AM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov's doctors have declared him healthy enough to return from his groin injury.
ImpactGrebeshkov might play as early as Saturday, but nothing is set in stone yet. He's trying to prove he's good enough to be a regular in the NHL after spending the last few seasons in the KHL.
Denis Grebeshkov (groin) should practice soon | 09/30/2013 1:27 PM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov (groin) will be able to start practicing soon.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactIf Grebeshkov isn't quite ready to practice yet, then we can't expect him to play on Tuesday. Consider him doubtful for that game and day-to-day beyond that.
Denis Grebeshkov (groin) is day-to-day | 09/26/2013 9:44 AM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov has a groin injury.
ImpactGrebeshkov should be regarded as day-to-day for now. He's trying to reassert himself in the NHL after spending the last four seasons in the KHL. He's not expected to get many points in 2013-14 and consequently isn't likely to have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Grebeshkov happy to be back with Oilers | 09/12/2013 10:59 AM
NewsDenis Grebeshkov is happy to be back in the NHL.
ImpactGrebeshkov played in 227 NHL games before heading to SKA St. Petersburg for the 2010-11 campaign. He spent three seasons in the KHL before inking a one-year/$1.5 million deal with Edmonton. "The reason I left the NHL was personal stuff. I was 26 years old and by himself and I wanted a family and now I have a girl . but hockey-wise I always wanted to be in the NHL," he said. His lack of offensive upside makes it hard to recommend him in standard leagues.
MacTavish: Grebeshkov should be motivated | 07/29/2013 10:13 AM
NewsEdmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish thinks Denis Grebeshkov will be "highly motivated" after struggling in the KHL last season.
ImpactThe Oilers took a risk when they signed Grebeshkov to a one-way deal worth $1.5 million, although that was obviously minimized by limiting the contract to a single season. Grebeshkov had 17 goals and 84 points in 227 NHL games before making the jump to the KHL. He hasn't played in North America since 2009-10 and we recommend taking a wait-and-see approach with him as opposed to selecting him towards the end of standard league drafts.
Oilers have 1-year deal with Denis Grebeshkov | 07/18/2013 3:36 PM
NewsEdmonton Oilers agree to one-year contract with Denis Grebeshkov.
Oilers on Twitter
ImpactPrior to playing in the KHL, Grebeshkov spent 2007 through 2010 with the Oilers and then the Predators. He had 76 points in 190 games in his last stint in Edmonton and should be a solid option for the Oilers' final defensive pairing. He's unlikely to have a ton of fantasy value, even in the deeper formats.
|10/27/2013||Edm||LA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/24/2013||Edm||Wsh||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/22/2013||Edm||Mtl||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||7 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 3|
|Assists||1||at CBJ||Nov 29|
|Points||1||at CBJ||Nov 29|
|Penalty Minutes||2||at Ott||Oct 19|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Ott||Oct 19|
|Power Play Goals||0||7 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 3|
|Power Play Points||0||7 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 3|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||7 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 3|
|Shorthanded Points||0||7 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 3|
|Shots||1||3 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 3|
|Goals||7||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Edm/Nas)|
|Penalty Minutes||38||2008-09 (Edm)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2008-09 (Edm)|
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