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Leafs' Carlyle: No definitive timeline for Bernier's return

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TSN.ca Staff
3/24/2014 2:07:26 PM
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Jonathan Bernier was taking shots on the ice at the Air Canada Centre on Monday, but Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said that he doesn't have definitive timeline on when his No. 1 goaltender will be ready to return.

Carlyle added that while Bernier is making progress, he'll decide on his goaltender for Tuesday's home game against the St. Louis Blues based upon who will give team best chance to win and that Bernier and injured defenceman Paul Ranger must give the green light before they're available to return.

"I felt pretty good today," Bernier told reporters after practice. "Still (too) early to say I'm back tomorrow."

Bernier has been out since Mar. 13 with a groin strain and the Maple Leafs have lost five straight games in his absence.

Ranger has been sidelined with a sore neck after being boarded by Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn last Wednesday.



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