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Newswire: Leafs' Reimer back on the ice

Friday, 11.18.2011 / 6:22 PM / News

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Newswire: Leafs' Reimer back on the ice
The injury-plagued Toronto Maple Leafs got some good news Friday when starting goaltender James Reimer skated during an optional practice.

The injury-plagued Toronto Maple Leafs got some good news Friday when starting goaltender James Reimer skated during an optional practice.

Reimer hasn't played been sidelined since getting hit by Montreal's Brian Gionta early in the first period of the Leafs-Canadiens game on Oct. 22. The Leafs have said he is experiencing concussion-like symptoms. Reimer last practiced with the team on Oct. 26.

Leafs coach Ron Wilson said Reimer won't be ready to play for at least another week.

"He said he felt fine but he only went out there for 15 minutes," Wilson said. "This is going to be a process that's going to take a little bit of time to get him ready. He hasn't really done anything in a month so he's fallen probably a little off on his conditioning.

"He won't be playing for at least another week to 10 days if everything goes smoothly."

The Leafs lost forward Matthew Lombardi and defenseman Mike Komisarek with upper-body injuries during Thursday's 4-1 loss in Nashville; Wilson said both are expected to miss at least three weeks. They are also playing without injured forwards Clarke MacArthur and Mikhail Grabovski.

Wild moves -- The Minnesota Wild sent defenseman Mike Lundin to their AHL affiliate in Houston on a rehab assignment.

Lundin, a 27-year-old Minnesota native who signed with the Wild last summer, hasn't played yet this season because of a back problem. He was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 30.

Minnesota also sent forward Casey Wellman back to Houston and placed defenseman Marco Scandella on injured reserve. Scandella, fellow defenseman Marek Zidlicky and forward Guillaume Latendresse are all sidelined due to concussions.

Oilers call up two defensemen -- The Edmonton Oilers recalled defensemen Colten Teubert and Taylor Chorney from the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL.

Teubert, 21, has played in 13 games with the Barons this season, scoring two goals and adding three assists. He had one point during a two-game call-up by the Oilers last month.

Chorney, 24, will be playing his first game this season with the Oilers. He had one assist in four games with the Barons. Chorney has one goal and six assists in 58 career NHL games.

Anaheim returns Jacques to AHL -- The Anaheim Ducks reassigned forward Jean-Francois Jacques to their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

Jacques, 26, made his Anaheim debut on Nov. 17 at Los Angeles, going scoreless with two penalty minutes. He has four goals and eight points in 10 games with Syracuse.

Jets demote McArdle -- The Winnipeg Jets assigned Kenndal McArdle to the St. John’s IceCaps of the AHL.

The 24-year-old Toronto native is scoreless with four penalty minutes in nine games with the Jets this season. McArdle, Florida's first-round pick (No. 20) in the 2005 NHL Draft, has played in 42 NHL games with Winnipeg and Florida, scoring a goal and adding a pair of assists, along with 51 PIM.

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