James Reimer To Sit Against New York Rangers

October 27th, 2011 No Comments

In what is quickly becoming an issue of concern for the Toronto Maple Leafs, starting goaltender James Reimer will be out of the lineup Thursday night against the New York Rangers and possibly longer as he was placed on the Injured Reserved list today.

Reimer suffered an apparent whiplash-like injury earlier in the week when one of the Montreal Canadiens forwards collided with Reimer’s head.

Always looking to be quiet on these subjects, the Maple Leafs have not called Reimer’s symptoms a concussion, but there is the suspicion that Reimer may very well be suffering from just that—a concussion.

Reimer practiced Wednesday and by all accounts looked ready to go for Thursday nights action, but is said to have felt poorly after practice, which caused Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson to err on the side of caution, keeping Reimer out of the lineup until he can be re-evaluated later this week.

With Reimer out of the lineup Jonas Gustavsson is expected to start for the Maple Leafs with Ben Scrivens backing the Monster up. In three games this season Gustavsson owns a 1-2 record to go along with a bloated 4.88 goals against average and a less than stellar .857 save percentage.

In his last game against the Rangers Gustavsson allowed seven goals on 25 shots—four of which came five-on-five, while the other two came on the power play. Gustavsson has allowed four or more goals in 20 of his 68 NHL starts, which leads many of us to believe it may be a long night for the Blue and White, even with the lowly Rangers as their opponents.

In a word…GULP!

Until next time,

Peace!

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