EL SEGUNDO, CA — On March 29, the Los Angeles Kings recalled goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate, under emergency conditions after backup goaltender Erik Ersberg suffered a back strain.
Bernier, 21, was recalled (also under emergency conditions) on March 11. He played in one game at Dallas on March 12, earning a 2-1 shootout win.
Bernier was assigned back to the Monarchs on March 14. With Manchester this season, he has lit up the AHL with a 29-20-6 record, a 2.07 goals-against average, a .936 save percentage and eight shutouts in 56 games.
The 21-year-old native of Laval, Quebec is expected to get the start on March 31 when the Kings play at Nashville.
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