Sun Sentinel hockey writer Harvey Fialkov reported that the move was made for positional depth. Berra is expected to backup starter Roberto Luongo as former backup Al Montoya is headed to free agency. Berra posted a 5-8-0 record and had a .922 save percentage.
Fialkov also wrote that Grimaldi ran out of opportunities with the Panthers. A 2011 second round pick, Grimaldi saw time during the Panthers’ first round playoff series against the Islanders. During the regular season, Grimaldi had 5 points (2-3) in 20 games with the Panthers.