Reimer requests to be traded from Maple Leafs

June 29, 2014, 6:14 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer has requested to be traded, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

Reimer is to become a restricted free agent on July 1, the opening day of NHL free agency.

Last season, Reimer recorded a 3.29 goals-against average with a .911 save percentage in 36 games played with 32 starts.

The 26-year-old was the opening-night starter for the Leafs, but ended up becoming the primary backup to Jonathan Bernier as the season progressed.

The timing of Reimer’s request is a little curious as on Saturday the Maple Leafs also expressed interest in signing unrestricted free agent to be Martin Brodeur.

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