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Report: Flyers interested in Red Wings' Bernier

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Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier is among the netminders on the Philadelphia Flyers' radar ahead of the April 12 trade deadline, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

However, if the Flyers fall out of playoff contention before the deadline, they could instead become sellers, LeBrun added.

Philadelphia sits three points back of the Boston Bruins for the final playoff spot in the East Division. Boston has two games in hand, though.

The Flyers own the NHL's worst save percentage (.878) and rank second-last in goals against per 60 minutes (3.51), according to Natural Stat Trick. Philadelphia, however, has the ninth-best expected goals against per 60 minutes in the league.

Youngster Carter Hart ranks last in the NHL with minus-26.02 goals saved above expected, according to Evolving-Hockey. His veteran teammate, Brian Elliott, hasn't been much better, sporting an .893 save percentage.

Bernier has been solid despite playing for the Red Wings, who sit 29th in the NHL standings. The 32-year-old owns a .918 save percentage and a 2.78 goals-against average in 17 games this season. He's in the final year of his contract carrying a $3-million cap hit.

Dean Lombardi, a senior advisor for the Flyers, drafted Bernier 11th overall in 2006 while general manager of the Los Angeles Kings.

Report: Flyers interested in Red Wings' Bernier
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