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Report: Leafs’ Bernier is nursing undisclosed injury

Sep 19, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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The good news for the Toronto Maple Leafs is that Nazem Kadri‘s injury appears less serious than it originally seemed. The bad news is that goalie Jonathan Bernier is nursing a mystery ailment of his own, and things didn’t go very well regarding that on Thursday, TSN’s Jonas Siegel reports.

Bernier, 25, didn’t elaborate regarding what exactly is bothering him. He told Siegel that he suffered whatever it was this morning, tried to fight through it, but didn’t feel very good about it during a period of action Thursday.

The frontrunner for the Leafs’ top goalie job stopped 10 out of 11 goals in Toronto’s eventual 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators, for what it’s worth.

If this is a nagging issue, it could give James Reimer an opportunity to make more of an argument for the starting job, but we’ll have to see.

Overall, it’s a shaky night of injury news for the Maple Leafs, although the hope is that both issues are only minor.

  1. blomfeld - Sep 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Mend your hurts friend and take it easy … you’ve got those Torontonian snobs by the balls and they know it … all will be well and ‘Plan Z’ will continue as planned … tschüss !

    • isthepoweron - Sep 19, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      Plankton: Plan Z, I love plan Z.

      • blomfeld - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM

        I take it you’re a fish of some sort ? Fair enough, though please kindly explain just how the hell you’re able to type on a keyboard ? A rat or a sheep I can understand, as we see them here at PHT everyday. But a fish ?

  2. gregman98 - Sep 20, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Good new douche Failer Fan is a douche, with his dochue-ness (singular).

  3. rpettit123 - Sep 20, 2013 at 4:25 AM

    I wish these goaltenders would keep up their conditioning during the summer break every year the same thing the goalie goes down with an undisclosed condition when everyone knows its from not staying conditioned over the summer when will they learn?

    • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Sep 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      1. They do train all off-season. What makes you think they don’t?
      2. His injury has nothing to do with training at all. It was equipment related.

  4. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Sep 20, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    According to TSN Bernier is dealing with irritation on his knee from new equipment and left after the first period. Nothing serious at all.

  5. namriverrat69 - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Bernier is a stalwart, standout goaltender. I’m glad he went to an up and coming team like Toronto. Our LA Kings will miss him. He was outstanding in goal for us. He is just beginning to approach his potential at 25. He will have a great run in Toronto. Toronto was fortunate to have acquired him. I wish him and his new team well – until they play my LA Kings of course.

    He was supposed to be our franchise goaltender before Quickie blew up. They made a good tandem for a few years. We will miss him.

    Good luck Bernier! You made us Kings fans proud.

    GO KINGS GO! BRING BACK THE CUP!!

    • blomfeld - Sep 21, 2013 at 12:37 AM

      Yes friend .. we’re now ‘closing in’ on the high ground with nothing less than ‘Stanley’ on our minds ! :)

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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