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Reto Berra | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 194
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Reto Berra stopped 36-of-40 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
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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

Reto Berra is working out on the ice with trainers Saturday morning.

He will not start against the Canadiens due to a neck injury and remains day-to-day. The Avalanche have called up Sami Aittokallio to backup Saturday's starter Calvin Pickard just in case Berra is not cleared to dress.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 18 - 12:19 PM

Reto Berra (neck) is questionable for Saturday.

He had a chance to be Colorado's starter with Semyon Varlamov injured, but was hurt early into Thursday's contest. If he can't play then Calvin Pickard will start versus Montreal.
Oct 17 - 4:22 PM

Reto Berra suffered what is believed to be a neck or head injury in Thursday's loss to Ottawa.

His night ended after just 2:46 of playing time. An update on his status hasn't come yet, but the Avalanche did bring up netminder Sami Aittokallio from Lake Erie, so Berra should be considered day-to-day for now.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 17 - 12:59 PM

Reto Berra left Thursday's game with the Senators just 2:47 into the contest after being run over by Sens forward Mark Stone.

The Avs are in a bind now with Semyon Varlamov already on the IR. Calvin Pickard got his first taste of NHL action in the 5-3 loss to Ottawa. We will keep you posted regarding the severity of Berra's injury.
Oct 17 - 1:13 AM

Reto Berra will be between the pipes for Colorado Thursday.

There was some indecision from the team whether or not Semyon Varlamov would play because he had a groin injury. The Avs decided to place their number one goaltender on injured reserve, so Berra will be called upon to start in his absence.
Oct 16 - 5:46 PM

Reto Berra kicked out 27 of 28 Bruins shots in a 2-1 win Monday afternoon.

The only goal Berra allowed was scored when Colorado was down a man. Berra isn't a serious threat to take the starting job away from Semyon Valamov, but he has the potential to be a solid backup.
Oct 13 - 3:42 PM

Reto Berra will play between the pipes on Monday.

Keep in mind that it's an afternoon game, so if you need to adjust your roster, it has to be done sooner rather than later. Berra is making his first start of the season, but he did turn aside all 10 shots he faced on Thursday after Semyon Varlamov was pulled.
Oct 13 - 12:18 PM

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Reto Berra has had a very strong preseason according to head coach Patrick Roy.

"He played really well," said Roy. "A lot of people had a question mark on him, but I think he did exactly what he had to do to make everybody comfortable and believe in him." Berra was acquired from Calgary at the trade-deadline last season. He is expected to replace Jean-Sebastien Giguere as Semyon Valamov’s backup goaltender this season.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 4 - 10:35 AM

Goaltender Reto Berra was on the wrong end of a 4-0 decision against Anaheim in Monday's preseason opener.

Berra allowed four goals on 30 shots in the defeat, which was his first in a Colorado uniform after he spent last season in Calgary. He's set to serve as Colorado's primary backup to Semyon Varlamov this year.
Sep 23 - 3:12 AM

Coach Patrick Roy said that Reto Berra went through the same off-season training with goalie coach Francois Allaire that Semyon Varlamov did prior to the 2013-14 season.

"It worked really well for Varly last year, and we hope it has the same affect on (Berra)," Roy said. The Avalanche need Berra to be better than he was during his first NHL season if he's going to play 15-25 games as Varlamov's backup.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 9:23 AM

Reto Berra let in two goals on only five shots in Colorado's 5-1 loss to San Jose Friday night.

Colorado coach Patrick Roy's decision to start number three goaltender Berra and rest Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere quickly backfired. The Sharks grabbed a 2-0 lead on goals by Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau, and Roy benched Berra for Giguere 10:11 into the game. Berra had started only once since coming to Colorado in a March 5th trade from the Calgary Flames. In that Match 19th contest, he gave up five goals on 27 in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Giguere stopped 22 of 24 shots against the Sharks Friday night. Colorado plays Sunday against Anaheim and it is anyone's guess who will start in goal for the Avs.
Apr 12 - 5:29 AM

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy will stick with his plan of starting Reto Berra on Friday.

Colorado still has a chance to finish with the best record in the Western Conference, but Roy wants to give Berra some playing time. This will be Berra's second start since the Avalanche acquired him from Calgary. He has a 3.02 GAA and .894 save percentage in 30 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 11 - 4:07 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
5Dennis Everberg
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra