|(7/8/16) The Maple Leafs traded Bernier to the Ducks on Friday in exchange for a 2017 conditional draft pick, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.|
Bernier has one year remaining on his contract at $4.15 million before he'll become an unrestricted free agent. He was simply awful for the Buds in 2015-16, having recorded a 12-21-3 record, 2.88 GAA and .908 save percentage. Toronto acquired Frederik Andersen from the Ducks in late June, and it's likely he'll pick up a ton of starts in the upcoming season now that Bernier has been shipped out west with a chance to revive his career. Since Bernier is vacating a rebuilding Leafs team to one established and high-powered offensively, this move could result in an uptick in the veteran's fantasy value, though he'll be hard pressed to wrestle the No. 1 job away from John Gibson.