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Bernier, Maple Leafs $2.21M apart in arbitration: report @NHL

Goaltender Jonathan Bernier, a restricted free agent who is scheduled for an arbitration hearing Friday, has submitted a request for $5.1 million for one year, with the Toronto Maple Leafs offering a one-year, $2.89 million contract, according to Sportsnet.

TSN reports the Maple Leafs' offer is the minimum allowed.

Bernier, 26, went 21-28-7 with a 2.87 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 58 games for the Maple Leafs last season, when he made $3.4 million, according to TSN.

Bernier, a first-round pick (No. 11) by the Los Angeles Kings at the 2006 NHL Draft, is 76-67-20 with a 2.63 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 175 games for Los Angeles and Toronto.

Bernier had a $2.9 million NHL salary-cap charge last season, according to

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