Reimer (lower body) is healthy and available once the NHL season resumes. Coach Rod Brind'Amour told reporters, "He was probably a week away, and Petr (Mrazek) was back, so we've got those guys back, which is good," Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Reimer had been traveling with the team prior to the league stoppage, which was certainly a good sign. If the league resumes a portion of the regular season, the netminder could share the early workload with Mrazek, though in a "direct to playoffs" scenario, Reimer probably wouldn't see much ice the rest of the way.
Reimer (lower body) joined the Canes on the road for the last two games of their trip, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Reimer's status versus Detroit and New Jersey on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, remains up in the air, but the fact that he is with the team bodes well for his recovery. Even once cleared to play, the Manitoba native may be hard-pressed to pull starts away from Petr Mrazek (concussion), who is also nearing a return to action.
Reimer (lower body) isn't expected to suit up in Sunday's road clash against Pittsburgh, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports. The 31-year-old has sat out the past five games with the lower-body issue after a collision that forced him to leave the game Feb. 22 against Toronto. With fellow netminder Petr Mrazek (concussion) also set to miss more time, Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to draw the start Sunday with Anton Forsberg set to back up.
Reimer sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs and will not return, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Reimer was shaken up in a collision in front of the net during the first period. He was able to continue but eventually was forced to leave, replaced by Petr Mrazek. Because the game was tied when he departed, Reimer's record will be unaffected by Saturday's outcome.
Reimer will get the road start Saturday versus the Maple Leafs, NHL.com's Dave McCarthy reports. In the second game of back-to-back outings, Reimer will get the nod against the team that drafted him in 2006. The veteran netminder enters the game in a bit of a rough stretch, allowing three goals in four straight games while posting an .885 save percentage. However, he won each contest, and he may need similar offensive support, as Toronto ranks 10th with 3.39 goals per home game.
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