|Assets:||Has quickness, hockey sense, playmaking acumen and shiftiness. Provides a lot of energy and is stronger on his skates than expected. Packs a dangerous shot and is gritty (willing to fight for the puck in the corners).|
|Flaws:||One of the smallest players around (5-5, 178 pounds), he will always have to overcome the lack-of-size-and-strength stigma placed upon him--especially at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive energy winger with a little upside.|
|AHL||Dudley "Red" Garret Memorial Trophy||2008-09|
|NCAA||Frozen Four Tournament MVP||2007-08|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2007-08|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2007-08|
|HE||Tournament MVP Award||2007-08|
|1/24/2013||Missed 2 games (back surgery).|
|1/19/2013||Back surgery, injured reserve.|
|4/03/2012||Missed 9 games (upper body injury).|
|3/14/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/31/2011||Missed 10 games (concussion).|
|12/13/2011||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|12/09/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/07/2011||Missed 1 game (facial injury).|
|12/03/2011||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|6/29/2011||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year contract.|
|11/17/2010||Missed 8 games (jaw injury).|
|10/30/2010||Jaw injury, injured reserve.|
|4/22/2010||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|4/16/2010||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|3/29/2010||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|12/31/2009||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|12/09/2009||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/30/2009||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|2/18/2009||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|2/11/2009||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|1/02/2009||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|12/30/2008||Missed 6 games (upper body injury).|
|12/16/2008||Upper body injury, late December.|
|12/06/2008||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|10/03/2008||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|5/06/2008||Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year entry level contract.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round (142nd overall) in 2005.|
Nathan Gerbe gets back into lineup Saturday | 03/25/2013 10:03 AM
NewsNathan Gerbe got back into Buffalo's lineup Saturday night.
ImpactHe played 11:36 of ice time in the team's 2-1 win over Montreal after being a healthy scratch for the previous two games. Gerbe had three shots in the contest, but still has just three goals and six points in 26 outings on the year.
Nathan Gerbe likely to be scratched again | 03/21/2013 2:33 PM
NewsNathan Gerbe will probably be a healthy scratch for a second straight game Thursday.
Impact"I think he's working hard, but we have to make some tough decisions right now in our lineup," interim coach Ron Rolston said of Gerbe. "I can only have 12 forwards in there and [he] was a player that I think didn't give us a reason to keep him in right now. And that's what he has to work for." The 25-year-old forward has only three goals and three assists in 25 games this season.
Gerbe's shorty earns Sabres a point vs. NYR | 03/03/2013 11:30 PM
NewsNathan Gerbe registered a shorthanded goal in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Rangers Sunday.
ImpactGerbe is heating up a little now, with three goals in his last three contests after being held scoreless for the first 16 outings of the season. Drew Stafford also registered just his second marker of the year in the shootout defeat.
Nathan Gerbe ends 21-game goal drought | 03/01/2013 10:25 AM
NewsNathan Gerbe scored his first goal in 21 games Thursday night.
ImpactIn fact, the 25-year-old broke out with two. He's still not close to being relevant in fantasy leagues, as he had just 25 points all of last season. "I want to score goals, but I still go into every game with a worker's mentality," said Gerbe. "My speed the past 10 to 12 games has been good. I feel like I'm getting my legs, getting chances. Hopefully I can keep it rolling and keep scoring."
Nathan Gerbe notches 2 goals in win over FLA | 03/01/2013 12:24 AM
NewsNathan Gerbe scored two goals for the Sabres in a 4-3 shootout win over Florida Thursday.
ImpactThe goals were the first two of the campaign for Gerbe and the game represented one of the few times this season Buffalo was not entirely reliant on its top line for offense. Tyler Ennis also picked up a goal and an assist in the victory while Steve Ott registered three helpers.
Nathan Gerbe likely to play Thursday | 01/30/2013 7:02 PM
NewsNathan Gerbe will probably draw back into Buffalo's lineup on Thursday night.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch on Tuesday versus Toronto, but Patrick Kaleta out of commission with a neck injury the Sabres need someone to step in. Gerbe has no points, three shots and a minus-2 rating in three games this campaign.
Nathan Gerbe returns, expects to be sore | 01/25/2013 8:05 AM
NewsNathan Gerbe logged 10:06 of ice time in his return to the lineup from off-season back surgery.
ImpactHe had one shot and suffered a bit of a scare when he was the victim of a boarding penalty from Carolina forward Drayson Bowman in the first period. "That's something that made me go in for the back surgery from the start," Gerbe said. "I'm expecting to be sore. Right now it's not too bad, but I'm sure tomorrow it'll be a different story."
Nathan Gerbe (back) will return Thursday | 01/24/2013 4:18 PM
NewsNathan Gerbe will be activated by the Sabres after recovering from his back injury and he will make his season debut on Thursday.
ImpactHe will play alongside Mikhail Grigorenko and Steve Ott against Carolina. Gerbe had six goals and 25 points in 62 games last season.
Nathan Gerbe (back) hopes to play Thursday | 01/23/2013 2:45 PM
NewsNathan Gerbe (back) returned to practice on Wednesday and said he feels ready to play on Thursday.
Impact"I hope I'm playing," said Gerbe, who still needs the green light from the medical staff to be taken off Buffalo's injured reserve list. "It's been a very long, long, long recovery for me. I've been out since basically April, and to come back this is my first game lockout or no lockout, this is about the time I'd be ready anyways, so I'm pretty excited."
Nathan Gerbe (back) likely to start on IR | 01/14/2013 11:38 AM
NewsNathan Gerbe (back) skated with his teammates on Sunday, but he'll likely start the season on injured reserve.
ImpactHe underwent spinal surgery in July for neck and back issues that never improved following a hit from behind into the boards from Philadelphia's Marc-Andre Bourdon back in December 2011. "This week will be a good indicator for me. To be with other players was great but a big change for me," said Gerbe. "I need to be comfortable and confident that I can turn and I can go hit guys. It's hard to say that now. I just got to see how the week goes and how my body reacts." He hasn't received the green light for contact yet.
Nathan Gerbe (back) is getting closer | 01/09/2013 11:35 AM
NewsNathan Gerbe is making progress after having back surgery this past summer.
ImpactBuffalo GM Darcy Regier referred to Gerbe as part of the "unknowns" until the team can assess him when they meet for physicals. It is unclear if he will be ready for the start of the year.
Nathan Gerbe had spinal surgery over summer | 01/04/2013 9:00 AM
NewsNathan Gerbe revealed that he had spinal surgery over the summer.
ImpactGerbe was only able to resume skating in December. "It's been a good time for me to get healthy," said Gerbe. "I had spine surgery in the summer... I'm just starting to catch my groove and get strong again, and hopefully I can get back at some point this season." It's not known if he would be healthy in time for a theoretical Jan. 19 start to the 2013 campaign.
|3/21/2013||Buf||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|3/19/2013||Buf||Mtl||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2/02/2013||Buf||Mtl||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|1/29/2013||Buf||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|US National Team||U18||38||13||16||29||-||73||-||-||-||-||-||0.76|
|2003-04||US National Team||U17||26||11||7||18||-||87||-||-||-||-||-||0.69|
|2004-05||US National Team||U18||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2003-04||US National Team||U17||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Goals||2||at Fla||Feb 28||1|
|Assists||1||5 times-last:vs. TB||last:Apr 14||2|
|Points||2||at Fla||Feb 28||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Tor||Feb 21||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Fla||Feb 28||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||42 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 26||0|
|Power Play Points||0||42 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 26||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at NYR||Mar 3||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at NYR||Mar 3||1|
|Shots||4||2 times-last:at Wpg||last:Apr 9||6|
|Penalty Minutes||34||2010-11 (Buf)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Buf)|
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