Adding on to the Michael Grabner signing, the Rangers have inked Nathan Gerbe to a one year deal at $600,000. The very small (5’5) forward finished his stint in Carolina, where he was primarily a bottom six forward, putting up 3-4-7 in his final year.
Gerbe will likely compete for a fourth line spot, and perhaps fill in while Oscar Lindberg is on the shelf with his hip surgeries. He’s not going to light the lamp, but he’s a decent fourth liner and a decent penalty killer.
Gerbe is a shrewd move by the Rangers. He has solid possession numbers, even if he won’t light up the score sheet. At the $600k cap hit, I can get on board with this signing. He should give Tanner Glass a run for his money when Lindberg gets back.