COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 11: Cam Atkinson #13 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looses his footing while attempting to check the stick of Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period on March 11, 2012 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.
— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier