Video: Reimer leaves game after hit to the head

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There’s a good chance James Reimer will win his first start of the season, but he unfortunately might not be in a position to enjoy it.

He was clipped in the head by Rangers forward Dominic Moore as he charged towards the net in the third period and left the game after a lengthy discussion with the team’s head athletic trainer.

That would be concerning news for the Maple Leafs under any circumstances, but it’s particularly troubling when it comes to Reimer given that he previously missed time in 2011 due to a concussion.

Jonathan Bernier replaced Reimer after allowing five goals on 41 shots against Pittsburgh last night. When Reimer left the game, Toronto was up 6-2.

Update: Reimer said after the game that he feels okay and was just following the league’s protocal, per TSN’s Jonas Siegel.