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Leafs' Reimer getting better; expected to return to ice soon

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TSN.ca Staff
11/10/2011 9:16:00 PM
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James Reimer is getting better and is expected to return to the ice soon.

However, "soon" is as specific as those close to the Leafs goalie can get as he recovers from an unspecified injury.

Reimer was clipped in the head by Montreal Canadiens forward Brian Gionta on October 22nd and hasn't played since.

Reimer's agent, Ray Petkau tells TSN his client had dealt with headaches, but says they were irregular and he's hasn't experienced one for a number of days.

Petkau insists neither the Maple Leafs nor Reimer is hiding anything and he has not been diagnosed with a concussion as of yet, even though the Toronto netminders' symptoms have been treated as such.

"His baseline test was great, James passed it with flying colours," Petkau said.

"We are 100 per cent confident the Leafs are handling this situation well and that includes James, his family and all involved."

For the most part, Petkau, Reimer and the Maple Leafs have been guarded in discussing specifics of his injury and Petkau's reason for stepping forward amid what he describes as "exaggerated" reports of Reimer's history of head injuries, is to go on record to clarify that there has been no mishandling in either the diagnosis of the injury or subsequent treatment.

James Reimer (Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)
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