|Date of Birth||3/15/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 220 lbs|
|Drafted||2006 - Rd 4|
Reimer kicked out 26 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders on Sunday.
Reimer was perfect but for an Anders Lee goal in the final minute of the second period. The 31-year-old has given up just three goals combined over his last three starts, rolling up a sparkling .971 save percentage during that stretch. It will be interesting to see if Reimer eats into more of Petr Mrazek's workload following the All-Star break.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Reimer will start in goal Sunday against the Islanders, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Carolina will go back to Reimer in the net after the 31-year-old turned in his second straight quality showing in a row Friday, stopping 35 of 37 shots in the Hurricanes' 2-1 overtime loss to Anaheim. Petr Mrazek tentatively ranks as the top option on the depth chart, but with his GAA and save percentage sitting at pedestrian marks of 2.64 and .904, respectively, he's hardly entrenched as the No. 1 goaltender.
Reimer stopped 35 shots in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Ducks.
Both goals scored on defensive breakdowns by the Carolina defense that left a skater all alone to bear down on Reimer, and the 31-year-old was otherwise sharp. It's his second straight start with at least 35 saves, coming on the heels of a shutout against the Kings, and his strong play has earned him an equal split of the workload with Petr Mrazek over the Canes' last six contest, although that's likely just a temporary situation. On the season, Reimer is 10-6-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Reimer will occupy the home crease in Friday's game against the Ducks, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Reimer posted a 41-save shutout versus the Kings in his last start. He'll get a crack at another California team -- the Ducks are averaging just 2.29 goals per game on the road this season. Reimer could make for a good DFS play given the favorable matchup.
Reimer made 41 saves in a 2-0 win over the Kings on Saturday.
It was a great outing, but there is some question about his health following the win. Reimer stopped a shot from Drew Doughty with 29 seconds left and was quite slow to get up. He was able to finish the game, though. Hopefully this is just a minor glitch and not a full-blown injury.