Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Avalanche have obtained
goaltender Reto Berra from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second-round
selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the team announced prior to Wednesday's
Berra posted a 9-17-2 record with a 2.95 goals-against average in 29 games for
the Flames this season, his first in the NHL. The Swiss native had spent the
past seven seasons in the top-level league in his home country prior to
signing a one-year contract with Calgary last April.
The 27-year-old joins a crowded goaltender situation in Colorado, which
already has Semyon Varlamov and veteran Jean-Sebastian Giguere on the roster,
though Giguere is slated to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end.
To replace Berra on the active roster, the Flames recalled goaltender Joey
MacDonald from Abbotsford of the American Hockey League. MacDonald appeared in
seven games for Calgary earlier this season, going 3-3-1 with a 3.17 GAA.
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