With Bernier injured, Leafs recalling MacIntyre, according to agent
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier is helped off the ice after being injured during third period NHL action against the Boston Bruins in Toronto on Thursday April 3, 2014. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press
Published Friday, April 4, 2014 11:10AM EDT
TORONTO - In light of Jonathan Bernier's injury, goaltender Drew MacIntyre is rejoining the Toronto Maple Leafs, his agent said in an email.
MacIntyre, 30, had been back with the AHL's Toronto Marlies since Bernier returned from a five-game absence with a groin injury March 25.
Bernier left Thursday night's 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins with what looked like a left leg or knee injury. Asked if Bernier re-aggravated his groin problem, coach Randy Carlyle called it only a "lower-body" injury and said the 25-year-old goaltender had an MRI scheduled.
James Reimer relieved Bernier and stopped 10-of-11 shots he faced against Boston. He's expected to shoulder the load for the rest of the season, beginning Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets, if Bernier is out.
MacIntyre made one appearance in March for the Leafs but has never started an NHL game.
His agent, Thane Campbell, confirmed MacIntyre was returning to Toronto. It was unclear if he'd be back in time for the Leafs' practice Friday morning.