Bernier was sent to AHL Bridgeport on Monday.
Bernier saw time on the ice in four separate occasions during this stint with the Islanders, but never logged more than 11:34 of playing time. He only serves the purpose of organizational depth at this point in his career, but it's still possible for him to rejoin the NHL team at some point again this season.
Bernier will make his first NHL appearance since the 2015-16 campaign Saturday evening against the Kings.
Islanders GM Garth Snow raised some brows upon recalling Bernier from AHL Bridgeport on Friday. After all, the team already had two spare forwards in Alan Quine and Shane Prince on the active roster, but then again, the 32-year-old may have played his way up to the parent club, having deposited 10 goals and four helpers in 21 games with the Sound Tigers leading up to the promotion. Nonetheless, it's going to be difficult to trust the fourth-liner in fantasy.
The Islanders recalled Bernier from AHL Bridgeport on Friday.
The Islanders loaned Josh Ho-Sang to AHL Bridgeport in a corresponding move Friday, so Bernier will round out the team's depth at forward until Ho-Sang is once again recalled by the big club. The 32-year-old winger has picked up 10 goals and 14 points in 21 games in the minors this campaign.
Bernier hit the waiver wire Monday as the Islanders look to reassign him to the minors.
Bernier -- a 2003 first-round draft pick -- has racked up 633 NHL games in which he has tallied 105 goals and 125 assists. The veteran was limited to a mere 33 outings with AHL Bridgeport Sound in 2016-17 and never managed to crack New York's game-day lineup. The winger has never managed to reach the 20-goal mark in his 12-year career, so he is unlikely to suddenly find an explosive scoring touch if he does get called back up down the road.
Bernier signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Friday.
Bernier spent the entire 2016-17 campaign in the minors as he failed to secure a call-up during the season. At this point, the winger -- who was taken No. 16 overall in the 2003 draft -- will likely fill the role of seasoned veteran with the AHL's Tigers as he helps groom young players coming up the ranks. For his career, the 32-year-old has logged 633 NHL games with 230 points and 300 PIM, but fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect too many appearances in an Islanders jersey next year.
Bernier signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Monday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Bernier had six points in 24 games last season for the Islanders, so it's clear he doesn't have explosive firepower. However, he will provide a veteran body for a team that lost a few wingmen to injury recently. The 31-year-old has been placed on waivers, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports, and reassigned to AHL Bridgeport Sound if he is unclaimed.
Bernier was released from his professional tryout Thursday by the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Bernier made a mere 24 appearances for New York last season, garnering only one goal and five helpers. The 31-year-old also failed to register a single point during the postseason. Even if he can secure a new home, the winger is unlikely to offer much fantasy value.
Bernier signed a professional tryout agreement with the Islanders on Monday, Shannon Hogan of MSG Networks reports.
Bernier has a decent shot at making the Opening Night roster and will likely be competing with the injured Cal Clutterbuck (lower body) for the final spot on the right side. Even if he does make the squad, the 31-year-old could find himself as a healthy scratch night to night. In his brief 24 appearances for New York last year, Bernier notched just six points and nine PIM, along with 42 hits; not the type of production to spur fantasy owners to start adding him to their lineups.
Bernier appears set to replace Ryan Strome in Saturday's contest against the Blues, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
At this point, it's unclear what is wrong with Strome, if anything. What is known, however, is that this will be Bernier's debut with the Islanders following a 32-point campaign with the Devils. The veteran forward will need more consistent playing time before he would merit a hard look in the fantasy realm.
Bernier (upper body) returned to practice Thursday, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.Bernier is either the fastest healer in history or his original diagnosis was off the mark as he was supposed to be out for up to two weeks, not two days. He is still in a battle to be a bottom six forward for the Islanders.
Bernier will miss "up to two weeks" with a lower-body injury, CBS New York reports.Bernier signed a one-year contract with the Islanders on Sept. 17, presumably to fill in as an emergency forward when injuries strike. The 32 points (16 goals and 16 assists) that Bernier posted last season with the Devils tied a career high.
Bernier signed a one-year (one-way), $750,000 contract with the Islanders on Thursday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.The Islanders were set to bring Bernier in on a tryout basis for training camp, but after they were able to rid themselves of Michael Grabner and his $3 million cap hit, the team opened up room to formally sign Bernier. The winger, who scored a career-best 16 goals with the Devils last season, isn't expected to see nearly as much run in Brooklyn this year, as the Isles' third and fourth lines already appear fairly solidified. Look for Bernier to serve as an extra forward and enter the lineup primarily when injuries surface.
Bernier scored a goal and picked up a power-play assist Tuesday in a loss to the Rangers.With that, Bernier's now hit 30 points for the first time since 2008-09 with Vancouver. It's a nice offensive year by his standards, but his fantasy value remains slender outside of deep leagues.
Bernier potted two goals in Friday's win over Buffalo.That's 12 goals and 26 points in 56 games for Bernier, who's been skating on the top line with Adam Henrique and Scott Gomez. While he's producing of late, the 29-year-old rarely shoots the puck, managing just 84 shots on goal all season. He's a decent secondary scorer, but having never surpassed the 15-goal mark in his career, the inconsistent Bernier is valuable in only deeper formats.
Bernier picked up two assists in Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
Bernier provided three assists -- one on the power play -- in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Flyers.
Bernier scored the Devils' lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Predators. It came on the power play.He's actually been providing decent fantasy production in his last 12 games. He has eight points, including seven goals, in that span. That's pretty good considering he has just three goals in his previous 29 games. Use him if you need some scoring depth.
Bernier scored his ninth goal of the season in the Devils' 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs Friday.Bernier, who has three goals and an assist over his last five games, now has 17 points in 37 games played this season. Bernier has a shot at breaking his previous career-high of 32 points this year. He could be worth a short-term flyer in deep leagues if he keeps up his recent scoring uptick.
Bernier scored an empty-net goal and had an assist in Saturday's win over the Panthers.Bernier has picked it up of late, recording five goals and six points in his last six games. The third-liner, who has never surpassed 32 points in his career, is valuable in some very deep leagues. Considering Bernier averages just 11:31 of ice time and is known for being inconsistent, don't expect him to keep producing at this recent pace for much longer.
Bernier found twine twice in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Kings. He also fired six shots on goal, a season high.An unlikely source of scoring, these were Bernier's fourth and fifth goals of the season, bringing his point total to 12 in 30 games this year.
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