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Trade: Panthers send Grimaldi to Colorado for Berra

Colorado Avalanche v New Jersey Devils

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 01: Reto Berra #20 of the Colorado Avalanche make sthe kick save against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 1, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Avalanche defeated the Devils 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The Florida Panthers have acquired goalie Reto Berra from Colorado. He’ll slot in as the replacement for backup Al Montoya, who’s not expected to re-sign.

The cost to get Berra was 23-year-old Rocco Grimaldi, a talented-but-undersized forward who’s yet to prove he can produce at the NHL level. Grimaldi had three goals and two assists in 20 games for the Panthers in 2015-16. He spent most of the year in the AHL.

Berra also split 2015-16 between the AHL and NHL. The 29-year-old went 5-8-0 with a .922 save percentage for the Avs. He has one year left on his contract at a cap hit of $1.45 million.

The Avs will likely go with Semyon Varlamov and Calvin Pickard, a 24-year-old restricted free agent, as their netminding tandem next season.