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James Reimer | Goalie | #34

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (99) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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James Reimer allowed three goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Penguins.
A tough result for the Panthers after they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in this one. Reimer now has an 0-1-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against-average and a .880 save percentage this season. Roberto Luongo will continue to see the majority of the starts for Florida. Oct 25 - 9:50 PM

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James Reimer will get the call on Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

He made 25 stops in a 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay in his last outing. That probably means that Reimer won't get the nod Thursday at Toronto.
Oct 25 - 5:00 PM

James Reimer stopped 25 of 28 shots in Florida's 4-3 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Panthers held a 3-2 lead in the final minute of regulation, but Lightning forward Steven Stamkos tied the game with five seconds remaining. Reimer is one of the better backup goalies in the NHL and he should see his share of starts this season. His value in standard fantasy leagues isn't particularly high right now, but it could increase if starter Roberto Luongo suffers an injury.
Oct 18 - 11:34 PM

James Reimer will get the nod on Tuesday night against Tampa Bay.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate and it was expected that he would make his debut over the weekend. Roberto Luongo played very well in two wins over New Jersey and Detroit last week, but he will get breaks this season and Reimer should see his fair share of starts.
Oct 18 - 11:57 AM

James Reimer is expected to make his Panthers debut on Tuesday night.

Roberto Luongo got the start in the season opener against New Jersey on Thursday and the veteran is expected to be between the pipes on Saturday night against Detroit. Reimer, who signed a five-year deal with Florida this off-season, will get his share of starts, but Luongo's presence makes it hard for him to have any fantasy value. Reimer's value would increase significantly if Luongo were to miss some time.
Oct 15 - 8:36 AM

James Reimer stopped 34 of 35 shots in Florida's 2-1 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars.

Reimer kept the Stars off the board in the first two periods of the game, but Dallas was able to get one by him in the third period. The Panthers goalie also came up with four saves in the shootout before giving up the game-winning goal to Denis Gurianov. Reimer should serve as Roberto Luongo's backup goalie this season, but he'll likely play more frequently than the average backup goaltender.
Oct 4 - 11:21 PM

James Reimer stopped 18 of 19 shots in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Reimer played two periods, while Reto Berra was between the pipes for one period. It's a solid outing from Florida's number 2 goaltender. Reimer's fantasy upside is limited because of the presence of Roberto Luongo. His fantasy value would spike if Luongo would be forced to miss time.
Sep 29 - 10:18 PM

James Reimer could start the 2016-17 season as the Panthers' starting goalie.

That is because number one netminder Roberto Luongo may not be fully recovered following off-season hip surgery. The Panthers inked Reimer to a long-term deal on Friday as they were not comfortable with Reto Berra being Luongo's backup. Look for Reimer to play quite a bit this upcoming season, perhaps as much as 35-40 games as the Panthers will be mindful of not wearing the 37-year-old Luongo down.
Jul 2 - 9:56 AM

James Reimer will get $17.5 million over his five year contract.

No terms were announced when he signed but they are available now. Reimer will backup Roberto Luongo and should be taken as a handcuff in drafts for next season.
Jul 1 - 12:42 PM

The Florida Panthers have inked goaltender James Reimer to a five year contract.

Reimer will back up Roberto Luongo for now and he could replace the netminder in a few years. For now, Reimer should see action in 30 games or so and should get 15-18 win with good peripherals in fantasy pools. He is worth a pickup to handcuff Luongo.
Jul 1 - 12:13 PM

GM Doug Wilson all but said that James Reimer, Nick Spaling, Dainius Zubrus and Roman Polak will not be re-signed before they become UFA's on July 1.

This is no surprise as the Sharks will look to bring some of their cheaper minor leaguers up to do the job. Reimer has a few spots to look at but they will be in a backup role most likely. Teams like Anaheim and Edmonton are in the market for a backup and it remains to be seen where Reimer winds up. He was 17-14-7 with a 2.31 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 40 games with the Sharks and Toronto in 2015-16.
Jun 26 - 7:57 AM

James Reimer is expected to test free agency on July 1.

He is likely to find a team that is looking for a number one goalie or a situation where he can compete for the top job. Reimer played well for Toronto and San Jose in 2015-16.
Jun 21 - 2:05 PM

James Reimer admitted that he's already looking at teams that could potentially need a starting goaltender next season.

Reimer is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, but says his primary focus in finishing the job with the San Jose Sharks. "Right now you’re focused on the job at hand. I’m trying to get that silver thing," said Reimer. "(Still), you kind of know what teams are in the market and might need a goalie. I’ve kind of heard too that people who go into free agency, they have their short list of two or three teams they think are in the market. Plus there always are teams that come in from left field. You kind of see here or there potential teams that need goalies. But you have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes and a team that might have a solidified goaltending (landscape)."
Jun 12 - 11:12 AM

James Reimer gave up one goal on seven shots in relief of Martin Jones on Saturday night.

Reimer came in midway through the game after Jones allowed four goals on 19 shots. The Sharks steadied a bit defensively from that point forward. Reimer had not played since April 5. We wouldn’t expect coach Peter DeBoer to turn away from Jones at this point. The series is 2-2 heading to St. Louis.
May 21 - 10:17 PM

James Reimer collected his third shutout in eight games with the Sharks during Tuesday's 3-0 win over Minnesota.

Reimer turned away all 29 shots, including all four on special teams. He's now 6-2-0 with San Jose with just 13 goals against.
Apr 6 - 2:16 AM

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5Derek MacKenzie
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2Jussi Jokinen
3Jonathan Marchessault
4Jared McCann
RW1Jaromir Jagr
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D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Alex Petrovic
6Michael Matheson
7Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer