James Reimer shows why Maple Leafs shouldn't trade him

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno...

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, March 3, 2014. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Terry Koshan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:31 AM ET

TORONTO - Goaltending has not been a problem for the Maple Leafs in 2013-14.

And just because James Reimer had not played in a game since Jan. 25, was there really reason to believe he would be out of sorts?

The Leafs were beaten yet again by the Columbus Blue Jackets, this time 2-1 on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre, a victory that gave the Jackets a sweep of the Leafs.

But with 31 saves, Reimer did all he could to give his team a shot at winning, never mind the idle time between games.

“This one was a weird one,” Reimer said. “Besides an injury, I don’t know if I have ever had this much time in between starts.

“A few things were rusty, but overall, I felt pretty good.”

 


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