Reimer, Scrivens reunited by Hockey Canada

Toronto Maple Leafs goalies James Reimer and Ben Scrivens (right) celebrate after a win over the...

Toronto Maple Leafs goalies James Reimer and Ben Scrivens (right) celebrate after a win over the Florida Panthers in Toronto March 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

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James Reimer and Ben Scrivens are back sharing the same net.

Less than a year after being broken up by the Toronto Maple Leafs in a trade that sent Scrivens to the Los Angeles Kings — he was subsequently moved to the Edmonton Oilers in mid-January — the two goaltenders were reunited Thursday by Hockey Canada.

Reimer and Scrivens were the two goalies named to the initial Canadian roster for the world championship next month in Minsk, Belarus. A total of 20 players are on the preliminary roster released Thursday..

“We are excited about the first group of players that have committed to representing Canada at the world championship,” Canadian team general manager Rob Blake said. “We have a good mix of experience and youth at both the professional and international level.”

Two of Reimer's Maple Leafs teammates — defenceman Morgan Rielly and forward Nazem Kadri — will also play for Canada.

Canada's defence will be made up of Rielly, Kevin Bieksa and Jason Garrison of the Vancouver Canucks, Ryan Ellis of the Nashville Predators, Erik Gudbranson of the Florida Panthers, Marc Methot of the Ottawa Senators and Tyler Myers of the Buffalo Sabres.

Kadri will be joined up front by Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals, Alexandre Burrows of the Canucks, Cody Hodgson of the Sabres, Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, Sean Monahan of the Calgary Flames, David Perron of the Edmonton Oilers, Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets and Kyle Turris of the Senators.

Canada can add more players before the tournament begins May 9 but can only register 25.


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