Reto Berra, Florida’s third-string netminder that’s been forced into action following injuries to Roberto Luongo and James Reimer, has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with Fribourg-Gotteron of the Swiss League.
The club announced the news on Monday, explaining that the contract would kick in next season and return Berra to a league he’s quite familiar with. Prior to debuting with Calgary during the ’13-14 campaign, the Swiss native played for Zurich, Davos, Langnau, Zug and Biel of the National League A.
Berra, 30, was acquired from Colorado via trade last June and has made six appearances for the Panthers this year (No. 7 will come tonight, against the Habs). He’s 0-4-0 with a 3.54 GAA and .870 save percentage, and most of his time was spent with Florida’s AHL affiliate in Springfield.
Berra’s in the last of a three-year, $4.35M deal, signed with the Avs back in 2014. His departure doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given Florida is pretty set in goal with Reimer (under contract through 2021) and Luongo (through ’22).