Bernier allowed two goals on 32 shots in the Maple Leafs loss to the Wild on Monday. Bernier has gone 2-7-1 with a 3.55 GAA and .903 SV% in his last nine starts and one relief appearance. Tonight will be his third start against the Panthers—he has gone 1-1-0 with a 2.57 GAA and .915 SV% in the first two.
The Maple Leafs have recalled Greg McKegg from Toronto (AHL).
The Maple Leafs have a number of injuries upfront so McKegg should be in the lineup on Thursday. McKegg has no points in three career NHL games and has registered 17 goals and 14 assists (31 points) in 51 games with the Marlies this season.
Bailey is expected to join the Maple Leafs on Tuesday and make his NHL debut on the weekend.
Bailey, 23, who signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs over the weekend is expected to make his NHL debut this weekend. The 6-foot-3, 195 lbs. forward had 22 goals and 18 assists (40 points) in 37 games with Penn State University this season. It was his third season with Penn State, he collected a total of 80 points (45G / 35A) in 96 games in three years at the University.
Bernier allowed a single goal on 22 shots after replacing James Reimer in the Maple Leafs loss in Ottawa on Saturday. Bernier has gone 2-6-1 with a 3.75 GAA and .899 SV% in March. The Maple Leafs have been awful for months and Bernier is a risky start against a hot Minnesota team.
Reimer allowed a single goal on 28 shots after replacing Jonathan Bernier in the Maple Leafs loss in Edmonton on Monday. He has just one win since the middle of December. He sits at 7-15-0 with a 3.22 GAA and .903 SV% this season.
The Maple Leafs have recalled Sam Carrick from Toronto (AHL).
With Peter Holland out and Nazem Kadri suspended, the Maple Leafs have recalled Carrick. He has no points in 10 games with the Maple Leafs this season, but has 25 points (7G / 18A) in 50 games wit the Marlies.
Bernier was pulled after he allowed three goals on four shots in the Maple Leafs embarrassing loss to the Oilers on Monday. Bernier has gone 2-4-1 with a 3.94 GAA and .892 SV% in seven March starts. Tonight he takes on a Sharks team who are fighting for their playoff lives.
Holland (lower-body) will miss at least the next two games.
Holland missed the last two games and is expected to miss at least two more with a lower-body injury. With Holland out and Nazem Kadri suspended, the Maple Leafs will likely recall Sam Carrick from the Marlies.
Kadri was suspended for four games for an elbow to the head of Oilers forward Matt Fraser on Monday. The suspension will keep him out of the lineup until next Saturday vs. the Senators. With Peter Holland still out with a lower-body injury, the Leafs will likely recall a centre.
Bernier allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Maple Leafs loss to the Canucks on Saturday. Bernier has gone 2-3-1 with a 3.49 GAA and .905 SV% in six starts in March. He draws a very good matchup tonight vs. the lowly Oilers—Bernier has gone 5-10-5 with a 2.41 GAA and .923 SV% on the road this season.