|Assets:||Has great size and the ability to play a physical game from the back end. Will drop the gloves. Plays a stay-at-home role for the most part.|
|Flaws:||Can get beaten to the outside by quick forwards. Could also stand to improve his overall defensive-zone coverage. Doesn't add much offense.|
|Career Potential:||Towering depth defenseman.|
|6/30/2014||Ottawa Senators tendered a qualifying offer.|
|6/26/2014||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year contract extension.|
|5/24/2013||Missed the last 4 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|5/17/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|5/07/2013||Missed the last 2 playoff games (suspended by nhl).|
|5/03/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|2/15/2013||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|7/18/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year contract.|
|4/16/2012||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/28/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/29/2010||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 3rd round (68th overall) in 2006.|
Senators re-sign defender Eric Gryba | 06/26/2014 4:42 PM
NewsEric Gryba has signed a two-year deal with Ottawa.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactHe will reportedly earn $1.2 million next season and $1.3 million the following year. Gryba had 11 points and 64 penalty minutes in 57 games this past season. He also added 161 hits and 60 blocks.
Gryba expected to sign with Sens next week | 06/21/2014 10:43 AM
NewsEric Gryba is expected to sign a deal with the Senators next week.
Bruce Garrioch Twitter
ImpactGryba, who will be a restricted free agent come July 1st, will likely get a modest raise from the $562,500 he earned in 2013-14.
Eric Gryba, Ottawa continue contract talks | 06/19/2014 6:15 PM
NewsEric Gryba can be a restricted free agent in July.
ImpactThe Senators have been discussing a new contract with him. Gryba had an annual average value of $562,500 over two seasons in his previous deal. In 57 games this past campaign, he recorded 11 points and 64 penalty minutes.
Eric Gryba has his first multi-point contest | 01/26/2014 10:20 AM
NewsEric Gryba assisted on two of Ottawa's three goals in their loss to Carolina on Saturday.
ImpactIt was Gryba's first multi-point game of his NHL career. He has a goal and seven points in 27 contests in 2013-14. Although he's never likely to be a top-tier blueliner from an offensive perspective, he's worth keeping in mind in leagues that value penalty minutes, hits, and blocked shots.
Eric Gryba's ice time has increased of late | 12/26/2013 6:13 PM
NewsEric Gryba logged a season-high 21:14 of ice time in Monday's 5-0 win over Pittsburgh.
ImpactHe has topped 20 minutes just three times this season, but two of them have come in his past two outings. Gryba has four points, 60 hits and a plus-7 rating in just 19 games this year.
Eric Gryba will be scratched Saturday | 10/05/2013 2:50 PM
NewsEric Gryba will be a healthy scratch Saturday night.
ImpactJoe Corvo, who sat out Friday's win over Buffalo, will play instead. Gryba spent most of training camp on the sidelines due to a leg injury and coach Paul MacLean said "he didn't skate the way we needed him to, where we feel it should be, and we want to get Joe in, too."
Eric Gryba returns for preseason finale | 09/30/2013 10:50 AM
NewsEric Gryba played in his first preseason game Sunday.
ImpactHe had been dealing with a leg injury for most of training camp. Gryba is slated to be Ottawa's seventh defenseman when the regular season starts.
Eric Gryba's health improving | 09/28/2013 11:09 AM
NewsEric Gryba who sustained a lower body injury in a freak accident during a skating session, is slowly improving.
ImpactHe would surely have made the Senators' opening night roster had he not been injured. Gryba could still grab a roster spot if his health continues to improve over the weekend. He did skate with non-roster players on Saturday. All that said, Gryba is not likley to be a fantasy factor this season even if he plays the entire campaign in Ottawa.
Eric Gryba injury presents opportunity | 09/23/2013 10:29 AM
NewsEric Gryba suffered an undisclosed injury early at camp and he hasn't skated since.
ImpactCoach Paul MacLean wouldn't say how long Gryba would be sidelined for, but he did say that the team is looking for another defenseman to step up to play a depth role. "I'm not going to say (how long Gryba will be out), but I do know one man's injury is another man's opportunity, and that hasn't changed since the start of organized sport," MacLean said. "If somebody's out, somebody has to take his place, and that's an opportunity for someone." Mark Borowiecki or prospect Cody Ceci could be in the running to start the year with Ottawa if Gryba's ailment lingers into the regular season.
Sens' Eric Gryba won't suit up in Game 4 | 05/22/2013 4:15 PM
NewsEric Gryba (upper body) won't play in Game 4, but he did return to practice with his teammates on Wednesday.
ImpactWednesday's session marked his first appearance back on the ice since he violently collided with Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik in Game 1 on May 14.
Still no timetable for Eric Gryba's return | 05/21/2013 2:37 PM
NewsEric Gryba (upper body) didn't practice Tuesday and there's no timetable for his return.
Senators on Twitter
ImpactGryba hasn't been on the ice since colliding with Brooks Orpik in the second period of Game 1. He's expected to practice with the team Wednesday morning, but that doesn't mean he's ready to return to the lineup. We should know more after tomorrow's morning skate.
Gryba doesn't appear to be close to returning | 05/21/2013 7:35 AM
NewsEric Gryba (upper body) didn't skate Monday.
ImpactHe doesn't appear to be close to returning to the lineup after his heavy collision with Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik on May 14 in Game 1.
Eric Gryba is out for Game 2 on Friday | 05/17/2013 12:39 PM
NewsEric Gryba (upper body) will not participate in Game 2 on Friday.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactGryba collided with Brooks Orpik late in the second period of Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. There's some speculation that he might have a concussion, but that hasn't been confirmed.
Eric Gryba hasn't been ruled for Game 2 yet | 05/16/2013 11:10 AM
NewsEric Gryba (upper body) hasn't been ruled out of playing in Game 2 on Friday.
ImpactIf Gryba is unavailable then Andre Benoit or Mike Lundin will take his place in the lineup. He sustained an upper-body injury, which may have been a concussion, when he collided with Brooks Orpik late in the second period of Ottawa's semifinal opener against Pittsburgh.
Eric Gryba exits Monday's game with UBI | 05/14/2013 9:51 PM
NewsEric Gryba sustained an upper-body injury in Game 1 of the semifinals against Pittsburgh.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactHe was hurt in a collision with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in the second period and won't be back. Gryba's night ended after 8:40 of ice time.
Eric Gryba will return to the lineup Tuesday | 05/07/2013 1:22 PM
NewsEric Gryba will be back in the lineup for Tuesday night after serving his two-game suspension for a hit on Montreal's Lars Eller.
Senators on Twitter
ImpactThe Canadiens are saying all the right things when asked how they'll respond to Gryba's presence on the ice, but you can bet players like Brandon Prust will have an eye fixed on the Ottawa defenseman tonight. We'll just have to wait and see if there are any fireworks once the two parties get together again.
Eric Gryba set to return to lineup in Game 4 | 05/06/2013 3:30 PM
NewsEric Gryba has finished serving his suspension and is eligible to return to the lineup in Game 4 Tuesday night.
Ian Mendes on Twitter
ImpactAccording to Sportsnet's Ian Mendes, Patrick Wiercioch won't be available due to a lower-body injury so it's likely that Gryba plays Tuesday. Gryba was suspended for two games for his big hit on Montreal's Lars Eller last Thursday in Game 1.
Eric Gryba stands by his earlier statements | 05/04/2013 7:28 PM
NewsEric Gryba remains firm that he doesn't feel his hit on Lars Eller targeted the head.
ImpactEller was hospitalized and has a concussion while Gryba received a two-game suspension. "I'm obviously disappointed with the league's decision on that but there's nothing I can do about it, so I'm just going to move on," Gryba said. "I still feel it was a shoulder-to-shoulder body check and a hockey play but it's out of my hands. I didn't think there was going to be any more discipline but there was, and that's the game I'm in." Gryba added that while he feels terrible, he doesn't think he'll be changing the way he plays as a result of this incident.
Eric Gryba suspended 2 games for hit on Eller | 05/03/2013 3:36 PM
NewsEric Gryba has received a two-game suspension for his hit on Lars Eller.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactEller was hospitalized and has a concussion due to the incident that occurred during Game 1 of Ottawa's first-round series against Montreal on Thursday. Gryba insisted that he had no intention to injure. He also claimed that his elbow was down, although the Canadiens dispute that point. Gryba will be eligible to return for Game 4 on Tuesday.
Eric Gryba scores first NHL goal Saturday | 03/24/2013 9:19 AM
NewsEric Gryba potted his first NHL goal Saturday night.
ImpactGryba beat Tampa goaltender Mathieu Garon five-hole with a one-timer. "It's always been a long-time dream to play in the NHL, and to get a goal, it feels good to get the first one out of the way. "I was trying to shoot too hard and I think I didn't quite get all of it, but I guess I got enough of it," Gryba added with a chuckle while holding the first-goal puck in his hand. However, with only four points in 18 games, Gryba is not very fantasy relevant.
D Eric Gryba has helped Sens since his recall | 02/27/2013 12:38 PM
NewsEric Gryba has helped the Ottawa Senators stay on track, with a 5-1 record, since he joined the lineup from the minors.
ImpactHe was called up on Feb. 15 after the Senators lost Erik Karlsson for the season with a torn Achilles. Gryba has been a strong defensive presence with 15 hits and 13 blocked shots in six NHL games to go with his minus-1 rating. He has also chipped in two assists, eight penalty minutes and 11 shots. His ice time has been on the raise since he arrived and he played a season-high of 23:15 against Montreal on Monday night. He's a player to keep an eye on if your fantasy league is deep and it rewards defensive-minded categories.
Ottawa promotes Eric Gryba | 02/15/2013 2:54 PM
NewsEric Gryba has been called up by the Ottawa Senators.
ImpactGryba has 11 points and 75 penalty minutes in 38 AHL games this season. He 24-years-old and fighting to play in his first NHL game.
|2/21/2015||Ott||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2/03/2015||Ott||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|1/31/2015||Ott||Ari||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||57 times-last:at SJ||last:Feb 28||1|
|Assists||1||9 times-last:at Ana||last:Feb 25||2|
|Points||1||9 times-last:at Ana||last:Feb 25||2|
|Penalty Minutes||20||at CBJ||Oct 28||7|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Ana||Feb 25||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||57 times-last:at SJ||last:Feb 28||0|
|Power Play Points||0||57 times-last:at SJ||last:Feb 28||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||57 times-last:at SJ||last:Feb 28||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||57 times-last:at SJ||last:Feb 28||1|
|Shots||4||at Dal||Jan 13||4|
|Goals||2||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Ott)|
|Penalty Minutes||64||2013-14 (Ott)|
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