BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 04: Maxim Afinogenov #61 of the Buffalo Sabres battles for the puck in the corner with Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils on April 4, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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