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.