Interim coach Tom Rowe got a call from Reimer at 4 a.m. this morning informing him of the news.
“The baby is on the way I guess and he’s home,” said Rowe, per the Miami Herald.
The baby has since arrived:
Rowe had been hoping to ride the hot hand before the plan changed. Reimer was named first star in Thursday’s 2-1 OT victory over Tampa Bay, the Panthers’ last game before the All-Star break.
Not that Luongo has been playing all that poorly; he just hasn’t been getting the wins. The 37-year-old has an impressive .925 save percentage in January, but his record is a modest 2-4-1.
Who else but Mike Condon will start for the Senators.
— Thomas Greiss, with a new contract extension, will start for the Islanders at home to Washington. Philipp Grubauer gets the assignment for the Caps, after Braden Holtby spent the weekend at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
— Even though Connor Hellebuyck went into the break with a winning performance in Chicago, Ondrej Pavelec will start for the Winnipeg Jets tonight in St. Louis. For the Blues, it’ll be Jake Allen making his first start in two weeks.
— Frederik Anderson for the Maple Leafs versus Kari Lehtonen for the Stars in Dallas.