Leafs' Reimer to play for Team Canada at worlds

James Reimer will take part in the world championship next month. (QMI AGENCY)

James Reimer will take part in the world championship next month. (QMI AGENCY)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:58 PM ET

James Reimer will get another chance to play goal and impress some possible new suitors next season.

The Maple Leafs netminder, who didn’t start and win a game after Jan. 21, has been invited to Team Canada for the world championship in Minsk, Belarus, May 9-23. Reimer played for Canada in 2011 when one of his fellow goalies, was present teammate Jonathan Bernier, then with Los Angeles.

Reimer will be joined by Toronto’s rookie defenceman Morgan Rielly among a new group of players named to the team on Tuesday by general manager Rob Blake. Rielly has experience at the world junior tournament, but was not made available this past Christmas.

Sean Monahan (Calgary), Kevin Bieksa (Vancouver), David Perron (Edmonton) and Marc Methot and Kyle Turris (Ottawa) are other recruits from eliminated Canadian teams, while Joel Ward and Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals and Erik Gudbranson of the Florida Panthers are also on the preliminary list. More will be added in coming


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