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Leafs’ Reimer injured vs. Philly, leaves game (Update: won’t return)

Feb 11, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT


Some troubling news for Toronto as starting netminder James Reimer left Monday’s game against Philly with what appeared to be a left leg injury.

The injury occurred early in the second period with the Leafs leading 3-1 and with Reimer looking especially sharp, having stopped 12 of 13 shots to that point.

It’s unclear exactly what happened on the play.

The sequence leading up to Reimer leaving seemed innocuous. There was a brief scramble in front of his goal, and he may have been hurt sliding from post to post. Reimer stayed down for a few moments following the whistle, and had to be helped off the ice.

He was replaced by backup Ben Scrivens.

If the injury is serious, it could be disastrous for Toronto. Reimer has been the goalie of record in eight of 12 games this year and has posted stellar numbers across the board: 5-3-0, 2.30 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.

On Saturday, Reimer recorded his first shutout of the season by stopped all 37 shots in a 6-0 win over Montreal.

Injuries, of course, are nothing new for the 24-year-old ‘tender. Reimer’s 2011-12 season was cut short after suffering a concussion — he ended up only appearing in 34 games and was shut down for the year in late March.

No word yet on whether he’ll return to tonight’s game.


The Leafs have officially announced that Reimer won’t come back to the contest.

  1. phillyphanatic77 - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Yeah that looked pretty bad. Couldn’t put weight on it at all. Hopefully he just tweaked something. What’s been disastrous though is the Flyers play.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    So bad. So much like last year. I really hope this doesn’t mess up his whole season.

  3. dbarnes79 - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Please be a minor injury!!

  4. mclovinhockey - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Hope he is alright /: Philly needs to catch some break today but not like that. I was hoping for a bad bounce or something. Get well

  5. jimw81 - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Flyers are looking at a very long 6 game road trip. they are in trouble. big trouble.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      If they play like this then yes it will. This has been their worst game, by far. Nothing even comes close. That 5minute powerplay made me sick. Just a horrendous display of helter skelter. Disgraceful. There aren’t enough adjectives in the english language to describe how terrible they’ve been tonight. I don’t think I’ve ever been so frustrated watching any Philly team, and that includes the Eagles.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM

        Boucher has been the one positive, that’s how you know it’s been garbage.

      • jimw81 - Feb 11, 2013 at 9:13 PM

        it goes back to my dead weight, lack of scoring depth argument. this team was poorly constructed. tank for seth myers!!

  6. philly4lyfe - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    power play has been miserable. cant fault bryz on any of the 4 goals either, at least in my opinion.

  7. bigtganks - Feb 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Mike Gillis: “Five missed calls from area code 416??”

  8. hockeyfan28 - Feb 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Hats off to the leafs and their fans know they suffered for awhile and now appear to be headed in the right direction but Peter Laviolette has to go this team has zero defensive structure and zero effectiveness on special teams and that is directly in him

    • bigtganks - Feb 11, 2013 at 9:26 PM

      Punctuation works wonders

      • hockeyfan28 - Feb 11, 2013 at 9:35 PM

        I know you should have put a period at the end of your sentence.

  9. Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 11, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    damn flyer fans over react to every little thing, you didnt seriously think this was going to be a cup contending team with the way they are built this year?

    • jimw81 - Feb 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

      as a flyer fan, no. i thought they were going to take a step backwards but not like this. Holmgren was banking too much on young players this year to out perform this last year but at the same time signing dead weight before the lockout has been their demise. Most the problem are at the feet of lavy and holmgren, atleast pitchers and catchers report tomorrow.

  10. flyeredup - Feb 12, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Man did the Leafs crush us on the JVR for Schenn trade.

  11. jaredphi - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Toronto played well last night….and my team completely collapsed in the 2nd period.

    I hope Reimer heals quickly and is doing o.k. Never good when a player gets injured during the game.

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