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Deadline Day: Maple Leafs claim Gerber, Reitz

The Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday claimed goaltender Martin Gerber off waivers from the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Erik Reitz from the New York Rangers.

Gerber, 34, played in 14 games for Ottawa this season compiling a record of 4-9-1, along with a 2.86 goals-against average, an .899 save percentage and one shutout. In 14 games with Binghamton of the American Hockey League, he earned a 6-7-0 record, a 2.91 GAA and a .910 save percentage.

Gerber, a native of Bergdorf, Switzerland, has played in 214 career NHL games for three teams including Anaheim, Carolina and Ottawa. During his NHL career, which began in 2002-03, he has registered a record of 104-73-21, a 2.61 goals against average and a .910 save percentage, along with 10 shutouts. In 2006 he won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes. He was originally Anaheim’s 10th pick, 232nd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Reitz, 26, has appeared in 42 games this season with the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild. In 11 games with the Rangers, the 2008 AHL All-Star collected zero points with 24 penalty minutes. Prior to joining New York, Reitz played in 31 games with the Wild registering one goal and one assist with 41 penalty minutes.

Reitz, a native of Detroit, Mich., has played in 48 career NHL games between the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild. He registered his first career NHL goal on November 15, 2008 versus Columbus. He was originally Minnesota’s fifth pick, 170th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.