Gerbe returned to Portland, Roy misses practice

Posted on April 16, 2010 by BSD Staff Reports

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forward Nathan Gerbe has been returned to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.

Gerbe had three points (1+2) in eight games with Buffalo after being recalled on March 28. In two recalls this season, Gerbe had five points (2+3) in 10 games. Gerbe returns to Portland where he finished the season fourth in team scoring with 38 points (11+27) in 44 games.

Portland opens their best-of-seven Calder Cup Playoff Division Semifinal at home tonight against the Manchester Monarchs. Game time is 7 p.m.

Meanwhile Derek Roy was absent from today’s morning practice and Tim Kennedy centered a line with Thomas Vanek and Drew Stafford. No word yet on why Roy was absent or if Stafford will return to the lineup Saturday afternoon for game two of the playoffs.

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