LOS ANGELES — During their game against the Nashville Predators at Staples Center on March 14, the Los Angeles Kings assigned goaltender Jonathan Bernier to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate.
Bernier was recalled under emergency conditions on March 11 when goaltender Jonathan Quick left the team due to the impending birth of his first child.
Bernier got the start in Dallas on March 12, a 2-1 shootout win. He has been lighting up the AHL this season with a 26-18-5 record, a 2.08 goals-against average, a .937 save percentage and eight shutouts.
The 5-11 184-pound native of Laval, Quebec is fifth in the AHL in wins, first in shutouts and he is second in minutes played (2,941). He was also the starting goalie for Team Canada at the 2010 AHL All-Star game.
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