Bernier (head) was moved to injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site. Bernier's placement on injured reserve isn't a huge shock following the team's recall of Andrew Hammond from AHL Belleville on Saturday. Semyon Varlamov should continue to handle the bulk of the work between the pipes while Bernier is sidelined, with Hammond -- who has a fair amount of NHL experience -- also in the fold for an occasional look.
Bernier (head) didn't travel with the team and will sit out against Vancouver on Tuesday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports. Since Bernier didn't depart on the roadtrip, his status for Thursday against Edmonton is now in doubt as well. It's also still unclear if he's passed concussion protocol yet, and the team hasn't released any official statements regarding his health, but this will mark his second straight missed contest. As long as he's sidelined, Semyon Varlamov will assume the starting role, and Andrew Hammond will back him up.
Bernier (head) won't be available Sunday against the Oilers, The Denver Post reports. Bernier is reportedly still going through concussion protocol as the result of an injury that took place in Friday's game against the Jets. Andrew Hammond was recalled from AHL San Antonio to serve as the backup to Semyon Varlamov in Sunday's home clash with the Oilers. Given the complex nature of concussions, this could turn up to be more than a day-to-day issue for Bernier, but we'd wait for more information from the team before making any hasty moves in the fantasy realm.
Bernier sustained a head injury in Friday night's 6-1 loss to the Jets, The Denver Post reports. Bernier was replaced by Semyon Varlamov to start the third period after the No. 2 goalie's helmet reportedly came loose in the second frame. The Avalanche didn't have an immediate update on his status, but there's still time for him to get checked out before Colorado suits up Sunday against the Oilers. He's day-to-day for now.
Bernier conceded four goals in two periods before giving way to Semyon Varlamov in a 6-1 loss to Winnipeg on Friday. This wasn't the way for Bernier to get himself more playing time, to make an obvious statement. He wasn't likely to earn much beyond the spot start with Varlamov back, but conceding 20 percent of the time will land you a one-way ticket to the bench. Bernier is better than he showed Friday, but opportunities might dry up even quicker after this showing.
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