Missed majority of 2008-09 due to knee surgery, December 17, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 30, 2009. Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Mattias Backman) in 2011 Entry Draft for Ville Leino, February 6, 2010. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to head and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), May 13. 2010.
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