Ottawa Senators Put Martin Gerber On Waivers

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IJanuary 23, 2009

Martin Gerber's days as an Ottawa Senators may be over. The Swiss born goaltender was put on waiver on Thursday by the Senators.

Last week Gerber was sent to the he Senators AHL affiliate in Binghamton for conditioning. Rookie goaltender Brian Elliot who came from the minors, now appears  he'll remain with the team for the rest of the year.

"He's part of the (NHL) team now, and he's no longer an American League hockey player as of now," Senators assistant general manager Tim Murray told the newspaper.

If Gerber clears waivers without any other team signing him,Tim Murray stated that the Senators will sit down and discuss the situation. There are rumors that Ottawa would try and loan Gerber to a European team in to make room in the team's salary cap.

"There's so many different things that could happen. And that's a very good possibility, obviously. Europe's a possibility also. So, I think we just cross that bridge when we get there."

Martin Gerber only played 14 games this season,despite being the number one goaltender.