Last year, Roberts played his gritty veteran role perfectly in the postseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins. This year, veterans like Mark Recchi and Billy Guerin found new teams in March to help add experience to clubs hoping to make deep playoff runs.
Roberts had no such luck and it appears his long and storied career will come to end in early April.
Gary Roberts can still put the puck in the net, especially on the power play, and still instills fear into the majority of players when heading into the corner for a puck.
Of course, he's not worth much over the long haul of the regular season, but I'm baffled no club had found a need for a veteran like Roberts for their playoff run.