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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier out 3 weeks with MCL sprain

Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was injured on this play last night. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn) Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was injured on this play last night. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier  is out a minimum of three weeks after an MRI revealed a strain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, head coach Randy Carlyle said Friday.

Bernier was injured in the third period of the team's 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday after Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger checked Bruins center Patrice Bergeron into Bernier.

Bernier also missed five games earlier this season with a groin strain. The Maple Leafs will now rely on backup James Reimer.

Toronto, who has four regular-season games remaining, is one point behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Bernier has a career-high 26 wins with a 2.68 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 55 games this season.

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