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March 25, 2014 | 7:05pm ET
Writing on the wall for Reimer's future
TheFourthPeriod.com

James Reimer's future with the Maple Leafs will likely be made very clear this off-season, as the goaltender appears to have fallen out of favor in Toronto.

It has been widely documented and speculated that Reimer isn't a part of the Leafs' long-term plans, especially after the team acquired Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings in the off-season.

There has been much controversy surrounding Toronto's goaltending situation recently, with an injury to Bernier highlighting the tensions between Reimer and head coach Randy Carlyle.

Reimer was pulled from Sunday's game after allowing three goals on 10 shots, and Bernier started Tuesday night's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Leafs GM Dave Nonis is expected to move Reimer this off-season, and several clubs could come calling.

The New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames are among the teams that will look to address their goaltending this summer, while other teams will want to add a reliable backup.

Meanwhile, on his morning radio show, Sportsnet's Jeff Blair said on Monday that Carlyle would sure to be gone if Leafs fail to make the playoffs. Numerous other offseason changes, such as addressing weakness on the blue line, would also be in order.

In order to make the post-season, the Leafs now need at least five wins with the hope the teams surrounding them in the standings experience similar struggles.


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