|Date of Birth||8/7/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 184 lbs|
|Drafted||2006 - Rd 1 (11th Overall) by LA|
Bernier gave up four goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Blues.
Bernier was perfect in the opening frame, but surrendered three goals in the second period and another in the third. While Semyon Varlamov's backup has won only one of his three starts in net, Colorado's decent start to the season suggests Bernier could at least have value as a streamer or DFS pick in the right matchups.
Bernier will defend the crease against the Blues on Thursday, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
Bernier has made two appearances for the Avs this year in which he has posted a 1-1-0 record with a .912 save percentage. In his 10 career matchups versus St. Louis, the netminder has earned just four wins, despite logging a decent .911 save percentage. A fifth victory could be hard to come by as Alexander Steen (hand) makes his season debut and should bolster the Blues' offense.
Bernier stopped 17 of 18 shots in Friday's victory over Anaheim.
Bernier didn't have to do a lot with the Avalanche getting eight power-play chances, but he was in control against his former team. This was a much better showing than his debut with Colorado -- he surrendered four goals on 39 shots to host New Jersey last Saturday -- giving him something to build on for future appearances between the pipes.
Bernier will patrol the crease versus the Ducks on Friday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
In his only appearance this season, Bernier allowed four pucks to find the back of the net while facing 39 shots from New Jersey. The netminder will get the opportunity to match up against his former club, having logged 39 outings for Anaheim during the 2016-17 campaign.
Bernier made 35 saves in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Devils.
Bernier no longer has illusions of being a starter, and in Colorado, it'll be a long, long season behind that queasy squad, especially as a back-up. He's avoidable in the majority of fantasy settings, even as a spot starter.