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Sens re-sign Gryba: two years, $2.5 million

Jun 26, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

Ottawa has re-upped with one of its youngsters, signing RFA defenseman Eric Gryba to a two-year, $2.5 million extension on Thursday.

The deal, first reported by the Ottawa Sun, comes after Gryba established himself as a regular in the Sens’ defensive rotation. He appeared in 57 games last year and recorded a career-high 11 points, averaging 17:31 TOI per night.

The 25-year-old has been with the Sens organization since being selected in the third round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. A big, physical rearguard that can hit, Gryba is perhaps best known for his vicious open-ice check on Montreal’s Lars Eller in the opening round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs:

In related news, Ottawa also re-upped with minor-league defensemen Chris Wideman and Michael Sdao. Both were RFAs and have yet to make their NHL debuts.

  1. spezzdispenser - Jun 26, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Decent signing. Team’s still screwed, but decent signing.

  2. paulerhythm - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Nice. Gryba is a big man who’ll get better and be that stay at home D every team covets.

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