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.
A native of Oxford, MI, Gerbe was Buffalo’s fifth-round selection (142nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Pirates return to action with road games Friday and Saturday. Friday the Pirates head to Hartford to meet the Wolf Pack at 7 p.m. Saturday it’s the Pirates and the Springfield Falcons at 7 p.m. Both games can be heard live on New Talk WLOB 95.5 FM and on line at www.portlandpirates.com beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.
The next Pirates homes games take place December 18th and 19th when the Springfield Falcons and Bridgeport Sound Tigers visit the Cumberland County Civic Center respectively. On the 18th one lucky fan could win big in the $10,000 Dash for Cash and it’s a Gritty’s Mug Club Members Night with special ticket discounts to all Gritty’s Mug Club Members. It’s a Labatt Blue Light Hockey Night in Portland on the 19th and someone could win Salty Pete’s Treasure Chest filled with more than $500 in prizes. It’s also the Pirates second Student Achiever Night of the season as the Pirates and Aquafina reward participating schools and students with free tickets to the game. Tickets for the games are available by calling (207) 775-3458, visiting the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office or going on-line at www.portlandpirates.com.