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Reto Berra | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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Although it is likely that phenom Calvin Pickard will return to the AHL next week when Semyon Varlamov returns to action, Reto Berra will be challenged to keep his spot on the Avalanche long term.
Colorado coach Patrick Roy is not very happy about sending Pickard back to the minors based on the way the 22-year-old has played. However, the Avs have invested $1.4 million in Berra to be Varlamov's back up this season and will give him a little longer to improve his game. That said, Roy won't wait forever. He will want to see Berra competing harder in practices or else he could turn to Pickard as the club's second netminder. Stay tuned. This could get interesting. Dec 20 - 12:50 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Reto Berra got the hook for the second straight game after allowing three goals on just eight shots in the first period of Tuesday’s tilt against Coyotes.

Berra couldn’t really be blamed for the first two goals as they were deflected right in front of his crease, but the third goal was a stinker from well out. Berra has had his struggles against Arizona, allowing 9 goals on 37 shots in two starts. Overall he has allowed nine goals on his last 42 shots faced. The Avalanche has had to go to Calvin Pickard in relief twice now. Needless to say, he isn't a good fantasy option.
Nov 25 - 10:46 PM

Reto Berra will be in goal for Colorado on Tuesday night versus Arizona.

He was pulled in Saturday's game against Carolina and Calvin Pickard won the game in relief. "It was only one bad period," coach Patrick Roy said. "Other than this, I cannot say this was the reason why we were not winning hockey games. Right now, I think we have to give him the benefit of the doubt."
Source: Denver Post
Nov 24 - 5:37 PM

Reto Berra was pulled before the first period ended Saturday night in the Avalanche’s 4-3 win.

The backup netminder, who is now starting with Semyon Varlamov injured, gave up three goals on 10 shots. The Avs rallied around Calvin Pickard once he entered, and he made 17 saves. Varlamov is said to be close to returning, but if he’s not, Pickard could be the guy in net Tuesday at the Coyotes. Berra has a 3.16 goals-against average and .895 save percentage. Pickard is at 2.66 and .913.
Nov 22 - 11:50 PM

Reto Berra will start in goal Saturday night against the Hurricanes.

Berra is coming off a 3-2 loss to Washignton Thursday night. Berra will continue to get starts while Semyon Varlamov recovers from a groin injury.
Nov 22 - 12:45 PM

Reto Berra allowed three goals on 23 shots in Colorado's 3-2 loss to Washington.

Caps' forward Alex Ovechkin beat Berra with under six minutes remaining in the third period to give Washington the win. Berra got the start in goal because starter Semyon Varlamov is out with a groin injury. The 27-year-old 2-2-1 with a 2.76 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage. He's nothing more than an average backup goaltender right now.
Nov 20 - 11:47 PM

Reto Berra will be the Colorado Avalanche's starter on Thursday.

Semyon Varlamov is dealing with a groin injury, so Berra is the team's de facto number one goaltender for now. Berra has a 2.70 GAA and .914 save percentage in six contests in 2014-15.
Nov 18 - 3:19 PM

Reto Berra was lit up for four goals on 27 shots in Colorado’s 4-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

Making his second straight start to give Semyon Varlamov's groin some extra rest, Berra struggled in Philadelphia. The final stat line doesn’t look too good, but it also could’ve been much worse. Berra gave up four unanswered goals by 16:22 of the second period. The backup netminder has been up and down this season, as he sports a 2.70 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in six games.
Nov 8 - 10:12 PM

Reto Berra will get his second consecutive start in the Avalanche goal.

He will be between the pipes Saturday night against Philadelphia after a strong effort against Toronto on Thursday in which he won stopping 35 of 38 shots. Is there a goalie controversy in Colorado? Nah. Semyon Varlamov will be back starting soon enough. He's just getting a little time off to rest a slightly tender groin muscle.
Nov 8 - 12:37 PM

Reto Berra stopped 35-38 shots the Maple Leafs sent his way in Thursday night's victory.

The Maple Leafs outshot the Avalanche 26-15 the final 45 minutes of play and he allowed just two goals in that time. He also stopped one of the two shots he saw in the shootout. All in all, a pretty good night for the backup netminder in Denver.
Nov 7 - 12:46 AM

Reto Berra will be Colorado's starter on Thursday.

Berra was originally penciled in for Saturday's game, but if he's starting Thursday, then Semyon Varlamov will probably get the nod on Saturday. Berra has a 2.07 GAA and .932 save percentage in four contests this season.
Nov 5 - 3:27 PM

Reto Berra will start against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Berra has not played since Oct. 21 when he blocked 32 of the 36 shots he faced in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers. The Avalanche host the Maple Leafs on Thursday in their next contest, so Semyon Varlamov should be expected to start on that night.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 5 - 10:03 AM

Reto Berra stopped 32-of-36 shots fired his way in Colorado's 4-3 OT loss to the Panthers on Tuesday.

Berra was peppered with shots early and often and despite giving up the first two goals of the game, he gave his team a chance to win. Berra projects to be the number one goalie until Semyon Varlamov returns from injury. There is some speculation that Varlamov will be able to make Friday's home game against the Canucks.
Oct 22 - 2:15 AM

Reto Berra (neck) will indeed start in Tuesday's game.

Berra was already projected to start in that contest, barring a setback. He has a 0.72 GAA and .974 save percentage in three games this season.
Oct 21 - 1:41 PM

Reto Berra is viewed as Colorado's probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers.

He spoke to reporters Monday and as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, it looks like he'll get the nod after he injured his neck last Thursday. If Berra is fine to play then Calvin Pickard will back him up and the Avalanche will return Sami Aittokallio to the minors.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 21 - 10:47 AM

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