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Oilers sign veteran Gerber to two-way deal

Saturday, 08.07.2010 / 11:34 AM / NHL Free Agency 2010

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Oilers sign veteran Gerber to two-way deal
Veteran goaltender Martin Gerber is making a bid to return to the NHL, agreeing Friday on a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Gerber, 35, played last season in Russia. He finished 15-6-6 with a 2.19 goals-against average and .914 save percentage playing for Altant Moscow of the KHL.

A former eighth-round pick of Anaheim in the 2001 Entry Draft, Gerber made his NHL debut with the Ducks during the 2002-03 season and also went on to play for Carolina, Ottawa and Toronto.

He was a member of the Hurricanes' 2006 Stanley Cup championship squad, putting together his best NHL season with a 38-14-6 record, 2.78 GAA and .906 save percentage. Gerber played in six games during Carolina's run to the Cup but was ultimately supplanted by Cam Ward, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy and took over the No. 1 job, leading Gerber to land in Ottawa the following season.

In 226 career regular-season games, Gerber has a 110-78-7-14 record with a 2.65 GAA and .910 save percentage.
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