|Date of Birth||4/14/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 222 lbs|
|Drafted||2006 - Rd 3|
The Flames released Gryba from his professional tryout agreement Thursday.
Gryba was always considered an extreme longshot to make Calgary's 23-man roster, so this news doesn't come as a surprise. If the wants to remain in North America, the 31-year-old blueliner will likely have to settle for a two-way deal with a different NHL organization.
Gryba will join the Flames on a professional tryout agreement for the preseason, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
The 31-year-old defenseman spent last season with the Devils organization, drawing into 10 games at the NHL level and and additional 47 contests with AHL Binghamton. Gryba has never exceeded 12 points in a season at either level, and at best he will serve as organizational depth if he shows well enough to earn a contract. Gryba will likely be competing with Andrew MacDonald for a roster spot, as both defenders are on tryouts.