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Avs send second-rounder to Calgary for Berra

Mar 5, 2014, 4:01 PM EST

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The Colorado Avalanche acquired goalie Reto Berra from the Calgary Flames for a second-round pick on Wednesday.

The Avalanche already have their net covered with Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere, but this gives the team some insurance in that area. Both goalies have had checkered injury histories, so Berra could provide another experienced option.

Colorado may also consider keeping him in the fold instead of Giguere, 36, if they end up liking the 27-year-old better. Both are slated to be unrestricted free agents this summer.

From the Flames perspective, this confirms that Berra isn’t the team’s future in net. He went 9-17-2 with a .897 save percentage and 2.95 GAA this season.

  1. hockey412 - Mar 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Gotta be a record number of goalie trades this year.

  2. charlieconway96 - Mar 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    “In other words, one could say that deal might go over your head.” Zingers all day eh O’Brien?

  3. JoeAvg - Mar 5, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Now that’s a great picture!

  4. bucrightoff - Mar 5, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    So effectively the Flames got as much for Berra as the Islanders did for Vanek. Hmmm….

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