Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lomng-Time Leaf Goalie Reimer Ready to Start against Toronto for First Time

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lomng-Time Leaf Goalie Reimer Ready to Start against Toronto for First Time

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Reimer starting against Leafs on Thursday

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TORONTO - James Reimer will be in the visitors' crease at Air Canada Centre for the first time on Thursday night.

Reimer draws the start for the Florida Panthers when they face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old was drafted by the Leafs in 2006 and played more than 200 games, the longest tenure of any Leafs goalie in the past decade.

"Lot of good memories here and I had a lot of fun," Reimer said after practice in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon. "It'll be fun to start here and hopefully steal two points."

Inked to a five-year contract worth US$17 million last summer, Reimer dropped his first two outings in a Panthers uniform, but he has won two of his last three starts since. He owns a 2-2-1 mark overall with a . …

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