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Sabres return Gerbe to Portland of AHL

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -The Buffalo Sabres reassigned rookie forward Nathan Gerbe to their AHL team in Portland on Wednesday, clearing the way for center Paul Gaustad to make his return from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him the past six games.

The 5-foot-6 Gerbe was on his second stint with the Sabres, but has been unable to provide much offense. In 10 games, he's picked up just one assist.

Gaustad was hurt in a game against Toronto on Feb. 4. His return will bolster the power play, where he gives the Sabres a big body in front of the net.

The Sabres (30-22-6), who play Philadelphia on Thursday, have 66 points, tying them with Montreal, Florida, and the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference. They currently sit sixth based on tiebreakers.

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