Toronto Maple Leafs Recall James Reimer

Searching desperately for answers the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are 12 points out of a playoff position, have recalled rookie goaltender, James Reimer. This 22 year-old, who was selected fourth round by the Leafs in the 2006 draft, opened up some eyes within the organization by posting a 4-2 record with a 2.27 GAA in a brief January stint with the big club. Even though he is inexperienced and has played only a handful of professional games Reimer has gained the confidence of the Leaf players, who were not surprised on Sunday to hear that he’s been recalled. “He’s been a hell of a goaltender since he’s been up with us and when he goes back down, you know he does the same thing,” said forward Kris Versteeg. “He deserves it, he’s been playing even well in practice, so it’s good to see him back.” Often described as a modest individual, who doesn’t toot his own horn, Reimer, who has registered a 2.25 GAA and a .925 save percentage with the Marlies this season, believed that with both Leaf goalies healthy that he would be in the minors for the rest of the year. “I didn’t really expect it to be this quick, Reimer said. I kind of thought I’d be down there for a while.” Reimer will have to play the waiting game as the Leafs now have three goalies; which includes Jonas Gustavsson and Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Not even Leafs’ coach, Ron Wilson, knows when he will play. “We have three goalies up, we have room on the roster,” Wilson said. “He’s earned another look at some point, and when? We don’t know yet,”


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