Rambunctious Edmonton Oiler winger Ben Eager has been waived and dispatched to the minors and the team’s new muscle Steve MacIntyre has a knee injury. So if the Vancouver Canucks are wondering who might be coming after them Saturday night his name is Luke Gazdic.
“I know absolutely nothing about him” said Canuck winger Dale Weise a possible target after his hit to the head of Oiler star Taylor Hall during a pre-season game two weeks ago.
On the same night Zack Kassian broke Sam Gagner’s jaw with a reckless high stick and he’ll be serving game five Saturday of an eight-game suspension. Weise was slapped with a three-game suspension that has been completed.
So Gazdic? Here is the scouting report on him: he is 24 from Toronto listed at 6-3 and 240 pounds and routinely picks up more than 100 penalty minutes wherever he plays.
In his one and only NHL game — the Oilers’ 5-4 loss Tuesday to Winnipeg — Gazdic finished one assist short of a Gordie Howe hat trick. He scored in the first p...