Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
 
2015 NHL Draft

Leafs' Bernier and Kadri leave with injuries

Friday, 09.20.2013 / 12:35 AM / News
Share with your Friends


Leafs' Bernier and Kadri leave with injuries
The Toronto Maple Leafs saw Jonathan Bernier and Nazem Kadri leave with injuries during their 3-2 preseason victory against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

The Toronto Maple Leafs saw two regulars leave with injuries during their 3-2 preseason victory against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Goaltender Jonathan Bernier was expected to play the whole game but left after one period. Center Nazem Kadri departed with a bruised left hand early in the third period.

Neither injury is considered serious.

Bernier's injury first occurred at the Leafs' morning skate in Toronto, before the team flew to Ottawa. "I wanted to give it a try," Bernier said. "[But] it just felt worse, I guess, as the game was going so I just figured it was a better move to step off. It's a long season."

He stopped 10 of 11 shots before being relieved by Drew MacIntyre.

Kadri took a puck awkwardly off the hand late in the second period and left after winning a faceoff in the third. "He just felt that he couldn't grasp his stick," Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said of Kadri's exit from the game. X-rays were negative.

The Maple Leafs are already without forwards Colton Orr (bone bruise) and Frazer McLaren (finger).

Quote of the Day

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft