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.

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