ALBANY, NY — Luke Gazdic has cleared waivers and has been assigned to the Albany Devils. The New Jersey Devils made the announcement Monday afternoon.
Gazdic, 26, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils prior to the start of this season. He has been with New Jersey since training camp, but has not played due to a broken left foot suffered while blocking a shot against Philadelphia in the preseason opener on Sept. 26.
The left-winger spent the last three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers organization. In 2015-16, he skated in 29 games, scoring one goal and accumulating 24 penalty minutes at the NHL level. Gazdic added one goal, two assists and six penalty minutes in 11 games for Bakersfield (AHL). In 136 career NHL games, he has notched five goals and three assists for eight points and 194 penalty minutes.
Gazdic spent the previous four-plus seasons, 2008-09 through 2012-13, with the Dallas Stars organization in Texas (AHL) and Idaho (ECHL).
The 6’4”, 225lb. winger was the Stars’ eighth choice (sixth round) and the 172nd overall selection in the 2007 NHL Draft.
The native of Toronto, Ontario, played three seasons of junior hockey with Erie (OHL).