Maple Leafs' James Reimer files for salary arbitration

by Jul 2, 6:24 PM
Marc DesRosiers / US Presswire

With no trade in sight to end the impasse between the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender James Reimer, Reimer has filed for salary arbitration.

Reimer posted his highest career goals-against average (3.29) last season, winning just 12 games in 36 appearances despite recording a good even-strength save percentage (.922). He also guided Toronto to a postseason berth in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, so an arbitration decision - should contract negotiations reach that stage - could vary wildly depending on which stats are deemed more representative of his skill set.