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.