Jonathan Bernier will start in goal Tuesday night when the Maple Leafs face the Colorado Avalanche and put their undefeated 3-0 record on the line.
The Leafs — whose sterling record is tainted by an NHL-leading 50 turnovers so far — will be making a game-time decision on centre Jay McLement who was with his wife who went into labour.
McLement one of the club’s most reliable two-way forwards and its top penalty killer did not participate in the club’s morning skate Tuesday.
Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said the couple expecting their first child went to the hospital about 3:30 a.m. ET.
“Hopefully it comes quicker than later” said Carlyle mindful of a game looming with the Colorado Avalanche. “But it’s something we don’t have control over.
“You can’t blame me for that one guys” he told reporters drawing laughs.
Toronto called up Marlie captain Trevor Smith to fill in the roster spot for the skate.
The Leafs always have a buzz surrounding the club and Tuesday morning was no different; the l