February 11, 2013
Maple Leafs don't think Reimer injury is serious
By ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer grimaces in pain after being hurt in the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

In the heat of the moment, Randy Carlyle didn’t have time to think of the long-term consequences.

So when James Reimer went down with what the team is calling a lower-body injury in the second period of Monday’s 5-2 win over the Flyers the reaction was “who’s next?”

After Ben Scrivens went on in relief to secure the win, the team’s initial evaluation of Reimer was mixed: He won’t be returning to the lineup any day now, but pending further testing on Tuesday, the team’s No. 1 goaltender isn’t expected to be out for an extended period.

“It won’t be a long, drawn-out process,” Carlyle said after the Leafs second home victory of the season. “We’ll have to make a decision (on whether another goalie will be called up) after an assessment (on Tuesday). We don’t think it’s that serious and he shouldn’t miss an extended period of time.”



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