Bernier to play for Team Canada, no word on Doughty

Team Canada added four more players to their roster for for the World Championships, including goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

The tournament begins today in Slovakia.

He’ll join fellow goalies Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto’s James Reimer (who was already named the starter for game one). None of the trio have been promised the number one role and all are expected to at least see some playing time.

No word yet on defenseman Drew Doughty. However, given that he wasn’t part of today’s announcement, it’s looking like he won’t be joining the team. Hockey Canada has stated they don’t intend to invite any other players unless there is an injury.

If Bernier does play, it will be his first live action since coming on in relief of Jonathan Quick in a game versus San Jose back on April 4.  For the season, he was 11-8-3 (including three shutouts) with a 2.48 goals-against-average for the Kings.

Of course, Bernier has previous experience playing for Team Canada at the World Junior level (under-20) – something he briefly talked about during his ‘looking back’ interview here.

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