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.
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Gerbe, likely a future fan favourite because of his size and style of play, finally gets into his first NHL game this season after lighting up the AHL. It'll be interesting to see if his scoring totals can translate from the NCAA, where he was a star with Boston College, to the NHL.