Former Senator Gerber sets sights on NHL again

Welcome back Martin Gerber. Exiled to Russia after struggling with the Ottawa Senators, the Swiss netminder is back in Edmonton on a two-way contract.

Former Senator Gerber sets sights on NHL again
Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators scores during the shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Welcome back Martin Gerber. Exiled to Russia after struggling with the Ottawa Senators, the Swiss netminder is back in Edmonton on a two-way contract. He told the Edmonton Journal Sunday he was just happy for another shot at the big league.

“Since Ottawa, I was looking forward to a chance,” he said. “It’s up to me to show the best I can, then management will decide what will happen.”

Expect him to spend most — if not all — his time in the minors, depending on what happens with Nikolai Khabibulin’s drunk driving convictions (he’s appealing his sentence). Gerber is fourth on the depth chart, behind three guys with one-way contracts.

Gerber never could solidify himself as the No. 1 goaltender in Ottawa, losing the starting job to Ray Emery, Alex Auld and Brian Elliott at different times.

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