It’s been over a month since Oilers defenceman Eric Gryba sustained a knee injury in a home game against the Anaheim Ducks.
“My foot got caught in the post and someone fell on me and that was it,” he said.
Since sustaining the injury, the 6-foot-4, 228-pound blueliner has been on the mend, working on getting his strength back, with hopes to return to the lineup before the season wraps up.
“I’m starting to feel better every day,” said Gryba. “It’s nice to get out and have some game-like situations. I’m not sure when I’m back. My goal is definitely to be back by the end of the season.”
On Saturday the Oilers will play host to the Calgary Flames for one last Battle of Alberta bout.
“If it’s feeling good enough and I’m confident then I’ll play Saturday,” said Gryba, who continued to say that although he’d like to play this weekend, what’s more important is ensuring his knee can withstand the return.
“Just making sure that I’m healthy and strong enough and I’m going to be able to go out there and help the team.”