The Panthers have signed James Reimer to a five-year deal worth $17 million ($3.4M AAV).
Reimer, 28, split last season with the Maple Leafs and Sharks after being dealt at the Trade Deadline. He combined for a 17-14-7 record with a 2.31 GAA and .922 SV%. He has a career .914 SV% in 196 starts and signs with the Panthers as insurance for 37-year-old Roberto Luongo. Bobby Lu will likely start the majority of games, but Reimer should start more than your average backup with the upside for a straight platoon if he plays well.
Reimer allowed two goals on 30 shots in the Sharks win in Nashville on Saturday. Reimer has won his last two starts and is now 5-2-0 with a 1.85 GAA, .927 SV% and two shutouts in seven starts since joining the Sharks. Tonight he will take on a Wild team that is coming off of a tough week—they’ve lost three in a row while being outscored 11-5.
Reimer stopped all 25 shots that he faced in the Sharks shutout win over the Coyotes on Sunday. Reimer lost his first start with the Sharks, but has won three since while posting a 0.67 GAA, .975 SV% and two shutouts. Tonight he faces an Oilers team that has lost four of their last six games while being outscored 18-14.
Reimer stopped all 31 shots that he faced in the Sharks shutout win in Edmonton last Tuesday. Martin Jones started the last two games, but Reimer will start his third game with the Sharks tonight. He has stopped 53 of 56 shots (.946 SV%) in two starts with San Jose and has gone 1-1-1 with a 2.27 GAA and .935 SV% in three starts with the Bruins when he was with the Maple Leafs.
Reimer allowed three goals on 25 shots in the Sharks loss to the Canucks in his San Jose debut over the weekend. Tonight he faces an Oilers team that has won four of their last five games, but Reimer makes for decent start tonight.
Reimer has not appeared in a game since being acquired by the Sharks one week ago. While playing for an undermanned Maple Leafs team, Reimer stood tall all season, posting a 11-12-7 record, 2.49 GAA and .918 SV%. The 27-year-old starts his career with the Sharks against a Canucks team he is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .938 SV% against this season.
The Sharks have acquired James Reimer and Jeremy Morin from the Maple Leafs for Alex Stalock, Ben Smith and a 2018 conditional 4th round pick.
With Alex Stalock struggling as Martin Jones’ backup, the Sharks were in search of goaltending help, so they acquired pending free agent Reimer. The 27-year-old has posted an 11-12-3 record with a 2.49 GAA and .918 SV% with Toronto this season, which is incredibly impressive when you consider the quality of team he played behind. He will undoubtably push Jones for more starts than Stalock did and becomes a stronger option now that he’s out of Toronto.
Reimer gave up two goals on 15 shots after he replaced Jonathan Bernier in Saturday’s loss to Philadelphia. Reimer is 3-3-1 with a 3.92 GAA and .866 SV% this month and tonight he faces a Predators team that has gone 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. The Maple Leafs continue to tear their team down, making Reimer nearly impossible to trust.
Reimer allowed two goals on 19 shots in the Maple Leafs win in Vancouver on Saturday. Reimer has gone 3-2-0 with a 3.33 GAA and .888 SV% since the All-Star break. Reimer has played well despite having an ugly roster in front of him. He is a risky start against a Blackhawks team that won 4-1 in their first meeting.
Reimer was pulled after allowing three goals on eight shots in the Maple Leafs blowout loss to the Senators on Saturday. Reimer was not given a chance by his teammates and it was a mercy pull by Mike Babcock. Reimer will make his first start of the season vs. the Flames—he has gone 6-5-1 with a 2.26 GAA and .929 SV% on the road this season.