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Avs send second-rounder to Calgary for Berra

Calgary Flames v Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Reto Berra #29 of the Calgary Flames takes a drink against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on February 8, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Drew Hallowell

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.

Avs wanted some goalie insurance in case Jiggy’s back doesn’t hold up

— Adrian Dater (@adater) March 5, 2014

Berra will be with the Avs, supposedly for remainder of season. Will carry three goalies

— Adrian Dater (@adater) March 5, 2014