The 30-year-old defenseman had spent the previous three seasons playing in the Kontinental Hockey League before signing a one-year contract with the Oilers in July.
A first-round pick (No. 18) of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2002 NHL Draft, Grebeshkov started the season on injured reserve before going to Oklahoma City for a conditioning stint. He had no points and a minus-1 rating in three AHL games.
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild