The Toronto Maple Leafs plan on being extra cautious with goaltender James Reimer, who has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the New York Rangers.
In his place, Jonas Gustavsson (1-2-0, 4.86 goals-against average) will receive the start versus the fellow Original Six franchise.
Reimer sat out for Monday's contest versus the Philadelphia Flyers after suffering a minor neck injury in Saturday's game against Montreal.
The Maple Leafs are treating Reimer's symptoms as a possible concussion.
"Right now, the doctors feel he needs more time, so what can we do?" Toronto goaltending consultant Francois Allaire told TSN Radio 1050. "The doctors have to decide; they are the last line to make the decision."
Reimer has posted a 4-0-1 mark with a 2.58 goals-against average in six starts this season.