By John Vogl
One of the Sabres' biggest moves of the offseason was buying out forward Nathan Gerbe. The agitator with scoring ability has finally arrived at training camp with his new team, the Carolina Hurricanes.
"I was a little shocked that happened," Gerbe, in this NHL.com story, said about the buyout. "It becomes something that drives you to work harder. I want to prove everyone wrong, and especially prove it to one team up north."
Gerbe joined the Canes on a one-year, two-way contract that will pay $550,000 if he plays in the NHL. He's getting an early chance, skating alongside former NHL Rookie of the Year Jeff Skinner and No. 5 overall draft pick Elias Lindholm.
Gerbe was a late arrival to camp because of the accidental death of his brother-in-law, as this story by the Raleigh News and Observer explains.