Boston, MA – Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer, who has missed the last 19 games due to a concussion, will make his return to the lineup and get the starting nod on Saturday against the Bruins.
"It's great. Playing hockey is what I love to do and to be out such a long time was hard," Reimer said. "I finally get back in there, it's exciting. I'm looking forward to it."
Reimer left an October 22 contest against the Montreal Canadiens after Habs captain Brian Gionta came flying across the crease and bumped into him with an elbow. Gionta was sent to the penalty box for goaltender interference.
The 23-year-old was instrumental in Toronto's hot start to the season, going 4-0-1 with a 2.58 goals-against average and one shutout prior to the setback.