Report: Nathan Gerbe to sign in Swiss League

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The NHL’s smallest player could be headed overseas.

Per Swiss newspaper Le Matin, Nathan Gerbe is reportedly close to signing on with National League A side Geneve-Servette.

Gerbe, 28, has spent the last three years in Carolina. He scored three goals and seven points in just 47 games last year, missing extensive time with a high ankle sprain.

A talented offensive player — he’s recorded a pair of 16-goal seasons over his eight-year career — Gerbe’s diminutive 5-foot-5 frame is almost always mentioned, but hasn’t been much of a detriment. He’s appeared in nearly 400 NHL contests, and was Carolina’s nominee for the Masterton this season.

Gerbe just wrapped the last of a two-year, $3.5 million deal with the ‘Canes, one that carried a $1.75M average annual cap hit. He’s set to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1.

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