Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today that forwards Nathan Gerbe and Mark Mancari have been recalled from the Portland Pirates (AHL) on an emergency basis.
This is the third recall of the season for Mancari, who leads Portland in scoring with 68 points (26+42) in 69 games. Mancari has two points (1+1) in four total games with the Sabres this season. Mancari, 24, was selected by Buffalo in the seventh round (207th overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft.
Gerbe scored two points (1+1) in two games during his only previous recall to Buffalo this season. He is currently third on the Pirates in scoring with 39 points (11+28) in 44 games. The 22-year-old Gerbe was selected by Buffalo in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2005 Entry Draft.
Buffalo's next game is tonight in Boston. Game time is 7 p.m. on Versus.
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