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Report: Berra to get the start against Sweden

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Multiple sources are reporting that Calgary Flames netminder Reto Berra will make his Olympic debut on Friday when Switzerland faces off against Sweden.

The Swiss head into the match-up with a 1-0 record after defeating Latvia 1-0 on Wednesday. Jonas Hiller made 21 saves in the victory while Berra acted as his back-up.

While this is Berra's first time representing Switzerland at the Olympics, he has played in multiple international tournaments throughout his career. Last spring, he played a large part in the Swiss' success at the IIHF World Championships, where they captured the silver medal. In four games, he posted a 1.00 GAA and a .967 save percentage.

The Flames acquired Berra's rights, along with Mark Cundari and a first round draft pick, from the St. Louis Blues on Apr. 1, 2013 in exchange for Jay Bouwmeester, who is playing for Canada in Sochi.

The netminder started the season with the Abbotsford Heat, going 4-3-1, before being recalled by the Flames on Nov. 2, 2013. He has played in 27 NHL games this year with a 3.02 GAA and a .896 save percentage.

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