Judging from the morning skate, Reimer will get the nod Saturday night against the Senators over Jonathan Bernier.
Reimer is 8-1-1 with a 1.69 goals-against average and .949 save percentage in his career vs. Ottawa. Bernier has never faced the Senators.
Reimer earned the opening-night start based on his strong training camp and pre-season and gave up three goals on 35 shots in the season opener at the Montreal Canadiens. Bernier allowed one goal on 37 shots in his Leafs debut at the Philadelphia Flyers.
Right-winger Nikolai Kulemin was not on the ice for Toronto's morning skate at Air Canada Centre. Spencer Abbott, who was recalled Saturday morning, took line rushes in Kulemin's place.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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