Reimer is dealing with an unspecified injury and will not play Saturday night against the Capitals. It's not known exactly what type of injury Reimer is dealing with, but what is known is that Toronto will roll with Jonathan Bernier on Saturday, and the team has also recalled Garret Sparks from the Marlies of the AHL as extra insurance. Reimer should be considered day-to-day for now.
Reimer stopped 26 of 29 shots in Monday's loss to the Bruins. Reimer has posted an extremely impressive November, but was dealt his second consecutive loss following a stretch of five straight wins. It was just the first time in nine outings that he allowed more than two goals though, so the Leafs figure to keep him rolling while he's hot.
Reimer will start in the crease Monday against the Bruins, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Reimer continues to receive a heavy workload in net, and for good reason. The netminder has posted an extremely impressive month of November thus far, currently sitting at a 6-2-2 record with a 1.57 GAA and .953 save percentage. Given the alternative's (Jonathan Bernier) struggles, the Maple Leafs will likely continue to ride the hot hand as long as possible. Reimer will face a tough test Monday, however, opposing a Bruins team that's third in scoring (3.26 G/GP) so far this season.
Reimer made 35 saves in a 2-0 loss to Boston on Saturday night. He allowed just one goal and it came late in the third period (16:17). Optimus Reims was the reason the Leafs were in this after the first -- he stood on his head at times. And that effort continued throughout the game. Reimer has been a big part of the Leafs' recent strong play and has essentially become the team's starting netminder. His numbers are excellent, so he's worth activating.
Reimer will start in goal Saturday against the Bruins, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Coach Mike Babcock will stick with Reimer for the second half of the back-to-back set after Reimer held Carolina to one goal on 34 shots Friday. After Friday's outing, Reimer now is now 6-1-2 with a .951 save percentage for the month of November.
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