Gerbe Inks Multi-Year Deal

We are officially 100 days away from the Sabres opener against Anaheim.

Today, the Sabres have signed Nathan Gerbe, who was a restricted free agent, to a 3-year deal. Contract details will be announced shortly.

Gerbe collected 31 points in 64 games this past season with Buffalo and was a +11. He scored a memorable spin-o-rama goal against Philadelphia, and set a franchise record with two goals in five seconds against the Islanders.

“The Sabres have now extended qualifying offers to Jhonas Enroth, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Mike Weber and Andrej Sekera. No mention was made of Travis Turnbull, Dennis Persson and Dennis McCauley in the press conference but many assume they have also received qualifying offers.

If these players except their offers they will receive contracts similar to the ones the have now for one year with a small raise. Most of these players will hold out until they can negotiate a new contract.”

This allows for the Sabres to receive compensation if these players are signed to offer sheets. All but Enroth, Turnbull, Persson and McCauley are eligible for arbitration. Felix Schutz has not been tendered and will head to unrestricted free agency.

The Chris Drury talk is heating up again as the Rangers are expected to complete the buyout process today. The 35-year-old could be headed back to Buffalo.

The highly-anticipated July 1st is just two days away, and many are expecting the Sabres to be the busiest they have been in years.

If the Sabres could get two players on Friday, who would you want?

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Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
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