Injuries Claim Reimer, Dubnyk, and Bishop
James Reimer of the Toronto Maple Leafs returned from a knee injury on Thursday but reaggravated it before the game was out. The Leafs announced Saturday that he will miss another two games; they called up Antoine Bibeau from the Toronto Marlies to back up Garret Sparks. Sparks played on Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. It is not known whether Bibeau will start on Tuesday when the Maple Leafs host the New Jersey Devils. Meanwhile, Jonathan Bernier is currently on a conditioning stint with the Marlies.
The Minnesota Wild’s Devan Dubnyk suffered a knee injury in the second period of Saturday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. According to Mike Russo of the Star Tribune,
Coach Mike Yeo sounded pretty confident that Devan Dubnyk’s injury (believed to be a knee injury) isn’t serious. The Wild goalie, who left tonight’s game with 9:05 left in the second period of a scoreless game, has an MRI scheduled for Sunday.
Yeo said Dubnyk likely won’t be traveling to Denver, meaning Darcy Kuemper, who made nine saves in 29:05 of work, would get his fourth start of the season with Niklas Backstrom dressing for the first time this season.
Kuemper and Dubnyk combined for the first team shutout in Minnesota Wild history last night.
And the Tampa Bay Lightning got a bad scare when Ben Bishop caught a stick to the right eye through his cage.
Despite Bishop’s obvious distress at the time, it is reported to be a “cut on the side of his eye” and not something more serious. There has been no word about Bishop’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Los Angleles Kings, a game that was scheduled to be a start for back up Andrei Vasilevskiy.