James Reimer back with Maple Leafs, for now

Leafs goalie James Reimer has asked for a trade this off-season. (QMI AGENCY)

Leafs goalie James Reimer has asked for a trade this off-season. (QMI AGENCY)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:12 PM ET

James Reimer is back with the Maple Leafs.

For now.

The Leafs avoided going to arbitration with Reimer by coming to terms with the young goalie on a two-year deal, the team announced Friday. The pact reportedly is worth an average of $2.3-million US per season.

After serving primarily as a backup to Jonathan Bernier last season, Reimer requested a trade in June, one the Leafs have been unable to meet thus far.

Reimer has a a 3.29 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 36 games for Toronto last season. In four seasons with the Leafs, he has gone 65-48-15 with a 2.85 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.

During the latter stages of the 2013-14 season, Reimer became a scapegoat in some circles for the Leafs’ post-Olympic collapse. And while he admittedly wasn’t at his best down the stretch, the same could be said for many of his teammates on the Leafs roster.


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