It might be a bit of an exaggeration, but there’s no denying the impact the diminutive winger is having on the Sabres right now. He had a goal against the Islanders yesterday, and had the only 2 scored against the Isles in the previous 5-2 smack down the Sabres endured. In that game, it seemed only Ennis, Gerbe, Gragnani and Vanek even played. Gerbe has 5 of his 6 goals in the past 6 games, is on a 3 game goal scoring streak, and has no problem mucking with guys who double his weight. Nathan registered 18 shots in the past 3 games. He’s playing like a kid that wants to stick, and they’ll need his scoring while Roy is out if the Sabres still think they can make the playoffs.