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Wings Will Need A Goalie

04/17/2020 at 8:25am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Bernier, 31, will be back next season as the starter. Howard experienced by far his worst season and isn’t likely to be re-signed. Veteran Calvin Pickard will return for the Grand Rapids Griffins but didn’t show enough this season to make the organization believe he can be Bernier’s back-up.

The Red Wings will be in the market for a free-agent goalie. Here is a look at some goalies scheduled to become unrestricted free agents. The top ones, if they don’t re-sign with their teams, wouldn’t be interested in coming to the rebuilding Red Wings as a back-up, but there are several others who will be looking for a job:

1. Braden Holtby, Washington

W-L-OTL: 25-14-6 GAA: 3.11 SV PCT: .897

Age: 30

2019-20 cap hit: $6.1 million

A Vezina and Jennings Trophy winner and Stanley Cup champion whose numbers have declined the past three seasons, the Capitals likely will let him walk and go with promising, young Ilya Samsonov as their No. 1.

2. Robin Lehner, Vegas

W-L-OTL: 19-10-5 GAA: 2.89 SV PCT: .920

Age: 28

2019-20 cap hit: $5 million

Played only three games for the Golden Knights, who acquired him from Chicago at the trade deadline. With Marc-Andre Fleury signed for two more years, Lehner will be moving on to his fifth team in four seasons.

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