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Leafs’ goalie Bernier (lower-body) to have MRI tomorrow

Apr 3, 2014, 11:13 PM EDT

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Jonathan Bernier‘s recent struggles with injury continue.

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ goalie left Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins in the third period with a lower-body injury, and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday, according to Arash Madani of Sportsnet. On March 13, Bernier left a game against the L.A. Kings also because of a lower-body injury that kept him out until March 25, when he returned to Toronto’s lineup.

The Leafs, fighting for their playoff lives, were still able to get the overtime win over the Bruins, despite coughing up a two-goal third-period lead and James Reimer‘s relief appearance.

“We needed that and he needed that,” Leafs’ head coach Randy Carlyle said of Reimer afterwards, according to Mark Masters of TSN.

Added Leafs’ defenseman Paul Ranger, who pushed a Patrice Bergeron on top of Bernier, appearing to cause the injury, to hockey reporter Dhiren Mahiban: “He’s a key part of us. I hope that everything is ok. I don’t know what’s going to happen here.”

  1. slaugin - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Cue the Bruins being dirty comments

  2. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Dumb play by Ranger. See that kind of thing all the time all over the league and I’ll never understand it. Dmen pushing players into their own goalies. Risking your #1 goalie’s health for the chance that maybe the refs might call a 2 minute interference penalty. Not worth it. Never worth it.

    And when that goalie has just recently came back from an injury it looks even dumber. What was Ranger thinking? Hope Bernier’s OK.

  3. withseidelinn - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    Hate to say it but this looks pretty bad. Bernier could barely get himself off the ice. Only good news is that Reimer was good enough to seal the win. Looks like he’ll be in on Saturday vs. the Jets. Hopefully he can pull it off.

  4. beergold - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    The Leafs just saved themselves the embarrassment of “Paper Bag Night in Canada” this Saturday night on national tv.

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