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TORONTO -- Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier says an event like a big brawl can help bring a team together.
The Maple Leafs' rivalry with the Buffalo Sabres hit another level in Sunday's preseason game. The wild melee included one player coming off the bench and a rare goalie fight.
Bernier says that while the club doesn't want any of its players suspended to start the season, he's pleased that teammates stepped up for each other.
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Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson is expected to receive a 10-game ban for leaving the bench.
Bernier even dropped the gloves with Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.
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