• Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier returns to the ice at optional skate

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Mar 19, 2014
    Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier has a groin strain and is "believed to be day to day," the Maple Leafs said Monday. TORONTO - Drew MacIntyre watched Jonathan Bernier from the corner of the ice as the Toronto Maple Leafs' No. 1 goaltender took shots and tested his injured groin. It's unclear when Bernier might return. The 25-year-old was not made available to reporters after an optional morning skate that included him, MacIntyre and four skaters. James Reimer, who relieved Bernier in that game and started in losses at Washington and Detroit, was expected to start Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coach Randy Carlyle was not on the ice and also was not made available to speak to reporters. A source told The Canadian Press last week that the injury wasn't considered very serious, but given the nature of groin injuries, the team is taking precautions.

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