Gerbe signed with Swiss league Geneve-Servette on Friday, TSN reports. Gerbe signed a one-year deal with the Rangers on the first day of free agency this summer, but things turned sour when he refused his assignment to AHL Hartford to start the new season. The diminutive winger was then placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of heading overseas. He collected 138 points (58 goals, 80 assists) in 394 career games between Buffalo and Carolina.
Gerbe was placed on waivers for the purpose of reassignment to the AHL on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Gerbe signed up with New York on a one-way deal in the offseason, but couldn't find his way into a fourth-line slot on the NHL roster. His demotion (along with fellow winger Tanner Glass) seems to indicate that prospect Pavel Buchnevich is likely to start the season with the Rangers.
Gerbe signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Rangers on Friday, Sportsnet's John Shannon reports. Gerbe is quick and provides modest utility on special teams. The Blueshirts ranked 27th in the league on the penalty kill last season, and Gerbe figures to help out in that area. His speed on the rush will lead to goals or assists every now and then, yet his small stature invites injuries. If he can stay out of the training room, expect slight bump in fantasy value given that he's moving from a poor offensive team in Carolina to a strong one.
Gerbe, a pending unrestricted free agent who plans to continue his career in North America, has drawn interest from several teams across the NHL, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. With this report, Dreger squashes rumors that the diminutive Gerbe is headed for Switzerland. He had a forgettable 2015-16 campaign with the Hurricanes, getting shelved for nearly two months following a lower-body injury in November -- Gerbe would end up with just seven points (three goals, four assists) in 47 games. Despite having a low center of gravity due to his small stature, Gerbe seemingly lost a step in the defensive zone, as evidenced by his career-low minus-15 rating. Injuries are always going to be a concern for Gerbe, but he's hit the 31-point mark twice in his career and figures to sprinkle in some offense for any club in need of a bottom-six forward.
Gerbe finished the season with a career-low seven points in 47 games, including just three points in a 15-game span down the stretch. Normally a very reliable 25 to 30 point player, Gerbe struggled to find his groove this season after a lower-body injury in November landed him on the IR for almost two months. Now at the end of his current two-year contract, Gerbe is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, unless the Canes decide to lock him up between now and then, which seems unlikely. Expect him to open next season in a bottom-six capacity with another team.
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