Gerbe’s Back

By Chris

The Sabres need an offensive spark and they hope to get it with Nathan Gerbe in the lineup:

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have recalled forward Nathan Gerbe from Portland of the American Hockey League.

Gerbe, 22, has recorded five goals and 15 assists for 20 points in 23 games with the Pirates this season. In 2008-09, Gerbe was named the AHL’s Rookie of the Year with 30 goals and 26 assists for 56 points in 57 games. Gerbe was also recalled twice to Buffalo last season, and finished with one assist in 10 games.

By those numbers, he hasn’t been great at the NHL level. He disappeared at times and his size may end up being an issue. We’ll see how he fares tonight as Ovechkin and the Capitals come to town.

Face off is at 7 p.m.