Monday Morning Musings With Me The Big E; Leafs Call Up Reimer, Sjostrom Ready?

Eric WarrenCorrespondent IIJanuary 24, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 08:  Mike Komisarek #8 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on December 8, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Penguins defeated the Maple Leafs 5-2.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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A quote from one of Bleacher Report's longest serving and most popular writers, Mark Ritter, in an article from just nine days ago read something like this.

"Reimer, who had his first bad game against the Phoenix Coyotes on the tail end of a long road trip, leads the Leafs with a tremendous .933 save percentage and sparkling 2.26 goals against average."

Since the above article was published, the Leafs have gone 1-2-1 in Reimer's absence and have clearly lacked any sense of emergency, as well as being downright flat for large stretches during those four games.

Being 12 points out of the playoffs is certainly not where the Leafs want to be, but it isn't impossible to climb back into the race with a winning streak of five or six games.

Reimer will start on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second game of the Leafs' fourth set of back to back games this month alone.

While the Leafs have done wellcomparatively speakingin the month of January, playing four sets of back to backs isn't easy for any team.

Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Colton Orr has been sidelined with an injury for the first time since joining the team last year. There has been no time table set for his return and in typical fashion, the Leafs aren't disclosing much in regard to the actual injury.

If you watch the video of the fight in which he got injured though, it could be either the fact that he did a face plant into the ice or if you watch closely, when he fell, his left shoulder also slammed into the ice awkwardly.

It also appears as though Freddy Sjostrom is close to returning. Sportsnet's Paul Hendrick says the situation will become clearer about an hour from the writing of this article, so check back in a while for an update.

Not related to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL world is buzzing a little with news of a possible comeback by former superstar Peter Forsberg, likely with the Colorado Avalanche.

Though it's uncertain whether the now 37-year-old Forsberg still has what it takes, it can't be argued that, before injuries began taking their toll on him, he was one of the best in the game and may in fact have what it takes to be among the league leaders once again.

In case you've completely missed it, it was announced over the weekend by that Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek was sought by the LAPD in connection with an assault that occurred in a downtown LA night club.

It is alleged that Komi punched a woman after being slapped in the face for refusing to put the woman down after picking her up. The reason he picked the woman up is unclear, though someone should explain to him that no means no!

I hope he and Mikhail Grabovski don't ever go bar hopping together.