Steve Bernier
RW FA
1 month ago

Bernier signed a two-year, two-way contract Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Bernier spent the entire 2016-17 campaign in the minors as he failed to secure a call up during the season. At this point, the winger -- who was taken No. 16 overall in the 2003 draft -- will likely fill the role of seasoned veteran with Tigers as he helps to groom young players coming up the ranks. For his career, the 32-year-old logged 633 NHL games with 230 points and 300 PIM, but fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect too many appearances in a Islanders jersey next year.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
9 months ago

Bernier signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Monday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The forward had six points in 24 games last season for the Islanders, so it's clear he doesn't have explosive firepower. However, he will provide a veteran body for a team that lost a few wingmen to injury recently.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
9 months ago

Bernier was released from his professional tryout Thursday by the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bernier made a mere 24 appearances for New York last season in which he garnered only one goal and five helpers. The 31-year-old also failed to register a single point during the postseason. Even if he can secure a new home, the winger is unlikely to offer much in terms of fantasy value.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
10 months ago

Bernier signed a professional tryout agreement with the Islanders on Monday, Shannon Hogan of MSG Networks reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bernier has a decent shot at making the Opening Night roster and will likely be competing with the injured Cal Clutterbuck (lower body) for the final spot on the right side. Even if he does make the squad, the 31-year-old could find himself as a healthy scratch night to night. In his brief 24 appearances for New York last year, Bernier notched just six points and nine PIM, along with 42 hits; not the type of production to spur fantasy owners to start adding him to their lineups.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
2 years ago

Bernier appears set to replace Ryan Strome in Saturday's contest against the Blues, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this point, it's unclear what is wrong with Strome, if anything. What is known, however, is that this will be Bernier's debut with the Islanders following a 32-point campaign with the Devils. The veteran forward will need more consistent playing time before he would merit a hard look in the fantasy realm.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
2 years ago

Bernier (upper body) returned to practice Thursday, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.

EDGE Analysis

Bernier is either the fastest healer in history or his original diagnosis was off the mark as he was supposed to be out for up to two weeks, not two days. He is still in a battle to be a bottom six forward for the Islanders.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
2 years ago

Bernier will miss "up to two weeks" with a lower-body injury, CBS New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bernier signed a one-year contract with the Islanders on Sept. 17, presumably to fill in as an emergency forward when injuries strike. The 32 points (16 goals and 16 assists) that Bernier posted last season with the Devils tied a career high.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
2 years ago

Bernier signed a one-year (one-way), $750,000 contract with the Islanders on Thursday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Islanders were set to bring Bernier in on a tryout basis for training camp, but after they were able to rid themselves of Michael Grabner and his $3 million cap hit, the team opened up room to formally sign Bernier. The winger, who scored a career-best 16 goals with the Devils last season, isn't expected to see nearly as much run in Brooklyn this year, as the Isles' third and fourth lines already appear fairly solidified. Look for Bernier to serve as an extra forward and enter the lineup primarily when injuries surface.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
2 years ago

Bernier signed a professional tryout contract with the Islanders on Wednesday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off a season in which he tallied a career-high 16 goals, it's a bit surprising Bernier wasn't able to earn a guaranteed contract in free agency, but it may have been a byproduct of teams fading his unsustainable 15.0 percent shooting rate. Even so, Bernier will could be a viable competitor for a third- or fourth-line role in training camp with the Isles, but perhaps more importantly, he'll give the organization some leverage while they work to negotiate a new contract for restricted free agent Brock Nelson.

Steve Bernier
RW FA
2 years ago

The Devils will not attempt to re-sign Bernier in the offseason, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Despite tying career bests in goals (16) and assists (16) in 2014-15, the Devils have no interest in re-signing Bernier in the offseason. Although he's only 30 years old, the Devils may be looking to get younger across the board, which means Bernier will be in search of a new team for the 2015-16 campaign. He shouldn't have too much trouble finding a suitor, however, as there are plenty of teams who could use a veteran forward like Bernier who can still put the puck in the net on a semi-regular basis.