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Kings recall goaltender Jonathan Bernier

Bernier The Kings have recalled goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions.

The 21-year-old Bernier will join the Kings in Dallas, where they play the Stars on Friday at 5:30 p.m. PT. He was called up after Jonathan Quick returned to L.A. to be with his wife, who had gone into labor with their first child.

The Kings' first-round draft pick in 2006 (11th pick overall), Bernier has played in 50 games with the Monarchs and has a 26-18-5 record and a 2.08 goals-against-average. His 26 wins put him fifth among AHL goaltenders while his eight shutouts and .937 save percentage put him first.

Bernier also played in four games with the Kings in 2007-08, recording a 1-3-0 record and a 4.03 goals-against-average.

The 5-11, 184-pound Bernier will wear No. 45 while he is with the Kings. Stay tuned to latimes.com/sports for more.

-- Debbie Goffa

Photo: Jonathan Bernier makes a save during a game against the Boston Bruins in 2007. Credit: Chris Carlson / Associated Press

 
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