Among the teams interested in acquiring help in net are the Tampa Bay Lightning, Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Leafs general manager Brian Burke, however, suggested that Toronto is not considering an offer for a goaltender with Bernier’s lack of experience. In three seasons with the Kings, Bernier has played a total of 48 games.
“Were not looking at that avenue,” Burke explained last week on Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Prime Time Sports. “A couple goalies that moved are young unproven guys. That’s an avenue were not interested in. We’ve kicked the tires, looked at all the prices, but that’s not an avenue we’re looking at.”