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Reimer (knee) getting better every day, but not ready yet

Feb 22, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

James Reimer AP

James Reimer is making progress, but his strained left knee isn’t quite ready for action.

“I wish I could tell you I can come back today, tomorrow, Monday or the next but unfortunately I can’t,” said the Maple Leafs’ goalie after practicing Friday, per the Globe and Mail.

“It gets better every day and I’m happy with that.”

Not that Toronto is desperate for Reimer’s return. The Leafs have won three of the five games Ben Scrivens has started, a stretch that included back-to-back shutouts over Ottawa and Florida on Saturday and Monday.

Scrivens’ only poor outing came Tuesday in a 4-2 loss at Tampa Bay. Last night, he stopped 31 of 32 Buffalo shots in a 3-1 victory over the reeling Sabres, bettering his record to 5-4-0, with a .931 save percentage.

  1. 19to77 - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Toronto needs to improve the defence a little. No way a goalie should be losing half his games while posting a .931 freaking save percentage. That’s a D problem.

    • sunderlanding - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      Their D is playing great. There is a reason both goalies have almost identical stats. They give up a lot of shots, but none of them are great scoring oppertunities.

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