Nathan Gerbe Placed on IR

The Carolina Hurricanes have placed forward Nathan Gerbe on injured reserve, the team announced on Tuesday.

The placement is retroactive to November 22 when Gerbe suffered a lower-body injury in the opening frame of a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings. The injury occurred when he took a big hit into the boards from Los Angeles’s Kyle Clifford.

The team’s announcement has Gerbe missing four-to-six weeks.

Through 20 games this season Gerbe has put up just a single goal and two assists. That represents a steep drop-off in point pace for Gerbe, who put up 16 goals and 15 assists through 78 games in the 2013-14 season. That tied a career-high. He also posted 16 goals and 15 assists in the 2010-11 season while playing for the Buffalo Sabres. He posted that total in just 62 games.

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