Red Wings add goaltending depth with Jonathan Bernier

The Detroit Red Wings lost backup goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Hurricanes, so they filled the void by signing Jonathan Bernier from the Avalanche to a three-year deal.

There’s a lot of history in this organization and in this town and I’m excited to be a part of it, Bernier said in a statement.

Bernier served as the Avalanche’s primary goaltender after Semyon Varlamov was sidelined by a knee injury in late March. He helped the Avalanche reach the playoffs for the first time in four seasons by posting a 19-13-3 record with a 2.85 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.

Nothing, really. He is who he is, a guy who gets ground balls and won’t beat himself. In 2015 and 2017, when he had sub-3.00 ERAs, his ground-ball rates were over 60 percent. In 2016 and 2018, those rates have fallen below 58 percent. With Keuchel, it’s a fine line between being a No. 1 or 2 starter and a No. 3.

Predicting the market: Keuchel and Charlie Morton are both free agents. The Astros are unlikely to sign both, as prospect Forrest Whitley should be ready in 2019, plus you still have Collin McHugh as a rotation option. Keuchel and Jose Altuve are the two Astros who suffered through the really bad days. They gave Altuve a big extension, but I’m not sure Keuchel receives the same love.

Astros, Rangers, Padres, Angels, Yankees. Keuchel always seem to pitch well at Yankee Stadium (2.45 ERA, no home runs in 33 innings, and that doesn’t include his wild-card start there in 2015).

A urine sample I provided to the NFL has resulted in a positive test of a banned substance under league policy with regards to Performance Enhancing Substances. It absolutely kills me that I allowed this to happen, Turbin wrote on Twitter. It has always been a priority in my life to display a high level of leadership both on and off the field. I strive to be a person that people can look up to and strive to exemplify the definition of hard work.

Unfortunately, I have made a mistake. A mistake that will not only have personal consequences, but will affect the Colts organization, an organization that I am extremely appreciative to be a part of. For that, I am truly sorry.

Turbin, who is entering his eighth season, spent the majority of the offseason program working with the first unit after the Colts decided not to re-sign veteran Frank Gore last winter and with Marlon Mack out with a shoulder injury.

Turbin played only six games last season because of an elbow injury.

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