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20 Luke Gazdic LW
Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 7/25/1989 | Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Team: Edmonton Oilers | College: None | NHL Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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3/20/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Practicing

News: Luke Gazdic (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic rotated in with Matt Hendricks as the fourth-line left wing during the session, suggesting that he's no longer feeling the effects of the illness that have sidelined him the last two games. Even so, Gazdic has often served as a healthy scratch this season, so it's uncertain when his next chance to play might come.

3/18/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Will Sit Out Wednesday

News: Luke Gazdic (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Blue Jackets, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Analysis: With Luke Gazdic still suffering from an illness, the Oilers will call up Andrew Miller from AHL Oklahoma City to assume his spot. Gazdic was at least able to skate Wednesday morning, so it seems likely that he'll be ready to go for Saturday's match against the Flyers.

3/17/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Remains Under The Weahter

News: Luke Gazdic continues to feel the effects of an illness and is being viewed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Analysis: The Oilers probably won't feel good about the forward's availability unless he's able to take part in Wednesday's morning skate. Luke Gazdic has been out of the lineup for three of the Oilers' last four games, serving as a healthy scratch for two of them.

3/16/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Out Monday

News: Luke Gazdic (illness) is unlikely to play Monday for the Oilers, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic was sent home from the morning skate Monday to avoid getting any of his teammates sick. Those who are looking to pick up some penalty minutes will need to look under a different rock.

2/23/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Returns To Action

News: Luke Gazdic returned to the lineup in Saturday's loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic missed two games after taking a slash to the face last Monday, but returned to action for 7:08 worth of ice time. While the Oilers are happy to have him back, the 25-year-old has just two points and averages just 7:09 of ice time per game, so his return likely won't mean much for fantasy owners.

2/20/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Set To Miss Another Game

News: Luke Gazdic (face) isn't expected to play Friday against the Wild, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic didn't skate as part of a regular pairing during the Oilers' session Friday morning, so it looks like he'll be forced out a second straight game. It's believed that he's ready to play after he had his chin stitched up after taking a slash to the face Monday night, but coach Todd Nelson appears unwilling to reinsert him in the lineup just yet.

2/18/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic To Sit Wednesday

News: Luke Gazdic (chin) will not play Wednesday against the Bruins, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic was forced to exit Monday's game against the Jets after taking a slash to the face from Dustin Byfuglien that required eight stitches. The winger seems to have healed up from the gash, as he was back on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate, but coach Todd Nelson elected to keep him out for an extra day. Matt Fraser, who was claimed off waivers from the Bruins in December, will enter the lineup in place of Gazdic for a match against his former team.

2/16/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Leaves With Chin Injury

News: Luke Gazdic will not return to Monday's game against the Jets after suffering an injury to his chin.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic should be considered day-to-day until further news is released by the Oilers. Looking ahead, his availability for Wednesday's game against the Bruins is now in danger.

2/7/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Gets First Goal Of Season

News: Luke Gazdic scored with 2.3 seconds remaining in Saturday's game to break James Reimer's shutout bid. The Leafs won 5-1.
Analysis: It was Luke Gazdic's first goal of the season and just third of his career. He's not exactly an offensive juggernaut, but he can throw hits (47 in 19 games). His value is restricted to leagues that count that stat.

1/30/2015

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Busy On Thursday

News: Luke Gazdic added an assist, five penalty minutes and four hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Sabres.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic was all over the place in 7:35 TOI. He also found time to tussle with Buffalo's Nicolas Deslauriers, leading to a five-minute major. The edgy Gazdic will pick up his share of hits and time in the Sin Bin but he can largely be ignored in fantasy circles.

11/25/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic To Suit Up Tuesday

News: Luke Gazdic will make his season debut Tuesday versus the Stars, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic missed the first month of the season due to a shoulder injury and has been a healthy scratch for the last couple of weeks. His presence in the lineup tonight will be as a deterrent to opposing players from taking cheap shots at the Oilers. Gazdic is a five minute major waiting to happen.

11/11/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Recalled From Assignment

News: Luke Gazdic (shoulder) was recalled from his conditioning assignment at AHL Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic was sent to Oklahoma City in attempt to test out his surgically-repaired shoulder in game action, and he seemed to fare quite well, notching two goals in five games. The winger doesn't seem likely to play Tuesday against the Predators after not taking part in line rushes during morning skate, but his season debut could come in Thursday's home tilt versus Ottawa.

10/30/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Sent To AHL For Conditioning Work

News: Luke Gazdic (shoulder) was sent to AHL Oklahoma City on a conditioning assignment Wednesday.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic is finally ready to play after he was limited throughout training camp following April shoulder surgery. He's expected to remain on assignment with Oklahoma City for two weeks before being recalled by the Oilers. Once he rejoins the parent club, Gazdic is expected to reprise his role as the club's enforcer on the fourth line.

10/28/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Closing In On Full Health

News: The Oilers have upgraded Luke Gazdic (shoulder) from out to day-to-day.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic opened the season on the Oilers' non-roster injury list after missing all of training camp while recovering from shoulder surgery. Because of the extensive time Gazdic has missed, the Oilers would probably be more inclined to send him out on a lengthy assignment at AHL Oklahoma City before giving him any run with the NHL club.

10/19/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Still Two Weeks Away

News: Luke Gazdic (shoulder) believes he is still a couple of weeks away from playing, according to the Oilers Web Site.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic has been cleared for contact and has been taking part in practice but still needs to work off the rust and get into game shape.

10/1/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Gets In Full-Contact Practice

News: Luke Gazdic (shoulder) took part in a full-contact practice Sunday, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, finally seems to be nearing the finish line, though he's still not deemed ready to play. The 25-year-old hopes to get enough practice time in to be ready for Opening Night. He'll be tasked with playing an enforcer role for the Oilers on the checking line, making him a useful source for penalty minutes and little else.

9/10/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Had Begun Skating

News: Luke Gazdic (shoulder) has begun skating but is not yet ready for contact, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic's only value in fantasy leagues is his willingness to drop the gloves. He was tied for third in the league last season with 15 fights and has quickly become one of the more feared heavyweights in the game. He is expected to be ready to play at some point during training camp.

7/1/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Gazdic Re-Signs With Oilers For Two Years

News: Luke Gazdic (shoulder) re-signed with the Oilers on a two-year, $1.6 million contract Tuesday, Ryan Rishaug of TSN Edmonton reports.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic will bring his physical brand of hockey back to Edmonton, where he compiled 127 penalty minutes and 103 hits over 67 games. His status as a checking liner mostly precludes him from getting involved offensively, however, muting his fantasy impact. Gazdic underwent shoulder surgery in March and may be sidelined for much of training camp as a result, but he's not expected to miss too much time once the regular season begins.

6/30/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers Give Qualifying Offer to Gazdic

News: Luke Gazdic was one of nine Oilers given a qualifying offer Monday, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic has one purpose on the team and that is to provide protection to teams offensive stars. When healthy and in the lineup, he is a five minute fighting major waiting to happen.

4/1/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

News: Luke Gazdic is slated to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery this week.
Analysis: The report notes that Luke Gazdic will be sidelined for about six months, so those who had been relying on the winger for PIM (he racked up 127 in 67 games this season) will need to look elsewhere down the strech.

3/2/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Scraps Again

News: Luke Gazdic sent Calgary's Kevin Westgarth to the locker room in what looked like a clean fight in the first period of Saturday's contest. He served five minutes for the fight and delivered three hits in the game.
Analysis: You know not to count on Luke Gazdic for scoring, but if you have him for toughness, he's earning his pay. He's served two fighting majors in his two appearances since the Olympic break.

2/13/2014

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Ice Time Scarce For Oilers' Gazdic

News: Luke Gazdic is averaging just 5:42 of ice time over 52 games this season.
Analysis: As one might expect, Luke Gazdic's production has been unimpressive, as the winger has just two goals and two assists on the season. He has been able to rack up the penalty minutes (83) and hits (81) in spite of the spot duty, but there's several players out there on waivers in most leagues who can provide similar figures in those categories while not being a total drain in the scoring columns.

11/15/2013

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Over Shoulder Injury

News: Coach Dallas Eakins said Luke Gazdic is no longer bothered by his shoulder injury and is available for Friday's game vs. the Sharks.
Analysis: Eakins wouldn't confirm whether or not Luke Gazdic would be in the lineup Friday, as he's typically been a player on the bubble for a fourth-line role on any given night. He has compiled just two points in the 17 games he's suited up for this season.

11/9/2013

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Oilers' Gazdic Exits With Shoulder Injury

News: Luke Gazdic left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury and will not return, the Edmonton Sun's Derek Van Diest reports.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic has one goal, one assist, and 38 PIMs through 17 games. He's averaging under six minutes of ice time per contest, so his absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the Oilers.

10/1/2013

Luke Gazdic, LW, EDM

Luke Gazdic

Gazdic Scores Oilers' First Goal Of Season

News: Luke Gazdic opened the scoring in the season opener Tuesday against the Jets, scoring his first NHL goal in his first NHL game, and also picked up five PIM and three hits.
Analysis: Luke Gazdic skated just under five minutes on nine shifts in the game, so he really made the most of his limited ice time, tallying the marker as well as a fighting major. He doesn't project to be much of a source of points, but Gazdic has racked up plenty of PIM in the minors over the last several seasons.