Saturday, July 01, 2006
Ottawa signs Gerber and Corvo, McKee to the Blues
After losing a pair of defencemen earlier in the day, the Ottawa Senators have made a pair of signings.
The team has signed goaltender Martin Gerber and defenceman Joe Corvo.
Gerber, who compiled a 38-14-6 record and a 2.78 goals against average in 60 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season signed a three-year contract.
He played just six games in the playoffs after losing his job to Cam Ward and was 1-1 with a 3.52 goals against average.
Jay McKee's name is off the free agent list, as the blueliner has signed a contract with the St. Louis Blues.
The Blues have also re-signed forward Dallas Drake.
The Buffalo Sabres didn't give the 28-year-old McKee the long-term deal he was seeking before this season, and instead signed him to a one-year contract.
McKee played his entire 10-year career with the Sabres after being taken 14th overall by the team in 1995.
In 75 games this season, McKee scored five goals and 16 points. His solid defensive play and shot-blocking abilities helped lead the Buffalo Sabres to the Eastern Conference Final.