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NHLDid You See That? Leafs' James Reimer leaves with injury

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 | 08:40 PM

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Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer, front, was forced out of Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers with an injury in the second period. (Chris Young/Canadian Press) Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer, front, was forced out of Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers with an injury in the second period. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

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Defenceman Luke Schenn may have returned to Toronto on Monday night, but it was James Reimer's departure from the Maple Leafs' 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers that garnered most of the attention.
Defenceman Luke Schenn may have returned to Toronto on Monday night, but it was James Reimer's departure from the Maple Leafs' 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers that garnered most of the attention.

The Maple Leafs' starting goaltender was helped off the ice with an injury to his left leg at 16:00 of the second period with Toronto up 3-1. The team called it a lower-body injury and the netminder did not return to the game.

Toronto head coach Randy Carlyle, though, shed some optimism during his post-game presser and said he doesn't expect Reimer to miss an extended period of time.

The injury occurred when Reimer was down in the crease, stretched out for a save attempt and appeared to hurt his leg in the process. The 24-year-old was down for several minutes before being helped up.

Reimer is no stranger to injuries. He missed 24 games with concussion-like symptoms after Montreal captain Brian Gionta knocked his mask off in a game on Dec. 3, 2011

Ben Scrivens made his way into the game, and the Leafs scored just over two minutes later as Clarke MacArthur one-timed a beautiful feed from Nazem Kadri to give Toronto a 4-1 advantage at the time.

Scrivens, 26, stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced.

Reimer was 5-3-0 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .929 save percentage heading into Monday night. The Manitoba native is coming off a 37-save shutout against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday evening.

The goalie also made a couple of miraculous stops before leaving, like this sprawling save in the first period.

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