The Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender James Reimer won't test their already tenuous relationship any further, avoiding arbitration with a two-year pact.
Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman reports that the deal will pay him $2.3 million in average annual salary.
Despite requesting a trade after posting career-worst numbers in a supporting role last season, Reimer will earn a raise from $1.8 million he banked a year ago.
The 26-year-old featured a 12-16-2 record with a forgettable 3.29 GAA and .911 Sv% while being supplanted by Jonathan Bernier as the team's No. 1 goaltender.
The modest extension may help facilitate Reimer's request to be dealt.
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