BUFFALO, NY (February 11, 2009) – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have recalled forward Nathan Gerbe from Portland of the American Hockey League.
Gerbe (7/24/1987, 5’6”, 160 lbs.) is tied for the AHL rookie scoring lead with 37 points (20+17) in 32 games this season.
BUFFALO, NY (February 2, 2009) – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have recalled D Mike Weber from the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.
BUFFALO, NY (December 6, 2008) – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have recalled C Nathan Gerbe from Portland (AHL). In addition, the Sabres have returned RW Mark Mancari to Portland.
In just his first professional season, Gerbe (7/24/1987, 5’6”, 160 lbs.) is currently second on the Pirates in scoring with 24 points (14+10) in 21 games. Included in his goal totals are 7 PP tallies and a pair of game winners. Gerbe also has 25 PIMs and has taken a team-high 91 shots.
A native of Oxford, Michigan, Gerbe played three seasons at Boston College. Last season he led the nation in scoring with 68 points (35+33) in 43 games, while leading the Eagles to an NCAA Championship. Gerbe was a Hobey Baker finalist, and was named USA Hockey’s National College Player of the Year. Gerbe was selected in the fifth round (142nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Matt Ellis cleared waivers today and was assigned to the Portland Pirates in the American Hockey League.
Ellis (8/31/1981, 6’, 207 lbs.) played seven games with the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008-09 season, registering nine shots.
Splitting last season between Detroit and Los Angeles, the forward picked up eight points (3+5) in 54 games.
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