Leafs' Bernier and Kadri leave with injuries
Friday, 09.20.2013 / 12:35 AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs saw two regulars leave with injuries during their 3-2 preseason victory against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
Goaltender Jonathan Bernier was expected to play the whole game but left after one period. Center Nazem Kadri departed with a bruised left hand early in the third period.
Neither injury is considered serious.
Bernier's injury first occurred at the Leafs' morning skate in Toronto, before the team flew to Ottawa. "I wanted to give it a try," Bernier said. "[But] it just felt worse, I guess, as the game was going so I just figured it was a better move to step off. It's a long season."
He stopped 10 of 11 shots before being relieved by Drew MacIntyre.
Kadri took a puck awkwardly off the hand late in the second period and left after winning a faceoff in the third. "He just felt that he couldn't grasp his stick," Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said of Kadri's exit from the game. X-rays were negative.
The Maple Leafs are already without forwards Colton Orr (bone bruise) and Frazer McLaren (finger).