Senators' Gerber clears waivers

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:27 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Martin Gerber is going to have to twist in the wind for a couple of days.

While NHL players are enjoying their all-star break, the 34-year-old goaltender was left to wonder what's next after 29 teams passed on him and he cleared waivers yesterday at noon.

Now, Gerber will have to wait until Senators GM Bryan Murray returns to Ottawa on Monday to see what the future holds.

Gerber could be placed on re-entry waivers to see if a team is willing to pick up what remains of his $3.7-million (all terms US) salary at half-price.

One team interested

Under that scenario, it would likely only cost the Senators about $750,000 for the balance of the season.

An NHL source said last night that one team is considering picking up Gerber on re-entry waivers.

Murray could have Gerber finish the year with the AHL's Binghamton Senators, but ideally the club would like to use the farm team to develop young players.

Another option would be for Gerber to finish the season with a European team.


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