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Antti Niemi | Goalie | #37

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
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Antti Niemi turned aside 24 of 26 shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
The win was Niemi's first as a Montreal Canadien and his first of the season. The veteran came up with a couple of big saves late in the game to preserve Montreal's slim lead. Niemi owns a 1-5-1 record with a 4.44 goals-against-average and a .871 save percentage this season. Even though he won tonight, Niemi still doesn't need to be owned in any fantasy format. Jan 19 - 10:23 PM

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Antti Niemi will play between the pipes for Montreal Friday night.

Niemi's getting a tough assignment as the Canadiens will be up against Washington. He has a 0-5-1 record, 4.85 GAA, and .865 save percentage in nine contests this season.
Jan 19 - 1:10 PM

Antti Niemi made 31 saves on 34 shots but still couldn't get his elusive first win of the season in a 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Niemi has played for three different teams this year and still has yet to win a game. The Habs, perfect on their Western Canadian road trip before tonight, probably thought Niemi could ride the momentum into a victory. Alas, it did not work. Niemi's record falls to 0-5-1 with a 4.85 GAA and an .865 save percentage.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:52:00 PM

The Montreal Canadiens will have Antti Niemi in goal tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.

This is a bit of a surprise as many expected Carey Price to get the nod even though the Canadiens are in a back-to-back situation. Niemi has dressed for three different teams this season but has yet to pick up a victory. He has a 0-4-1 record with a 5.21 goals against average and a .856 save percentage.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 05:23:00 PM

Antti Niemi made 31 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.

On his third different team this year, Antti Niemi has yet to register a win this season. He put in a great effort, however, making 31 saves. His record falls to 0-4-1 with a goals-against-average of 5.50 and a save percentage of .845.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 11:34:00 PM

Antti Niemi will play between the pipes Wednesday night.

Niemi was claimed off waivers by Montreal on Nov. 14 and this will be his first start with the Canadiens. He has a 6.67 GAA and .820 save percentage in six games this season.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 06:03:00 PM

Montreal has claimed Antti Niemi off waivers from Florida.

The Canadiens will be Niemi's third team this season after he was waived by Pittsburgh and Florida. He has a 0-4-0 record with a 6.74 goals-against average and an .822 save percentage in five appearances. Niemi didn't get any starts during his brief time with the Panthers. He will serve as insurance with Montreal because of injuries to Carey Price and Al Montoya.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Antti Niemi has been placed on waivers.

This is Niemi's second time on waivers this season after he was claimed by Florida from Pittsburgh on Oct. 24. He made two appearances with the Panthers, but didn't get any starts. Florida has Roberto Luongo back from injury, so there isn't a need to keep Niemi on the roster anymore.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 01:07:00 PM

Antti Niemi spent Saturday's game in the press box.

The Panthers claimed Niemi off waivers because Roberto Luongo was injured, but now that Luongo and James Reimer are healthy, the Panthers have found themselves in a situation where they're carrying three goaltenders and Niemi is the odd-man out. Niemi has had a rough season with a 6.74 GAA and .822 save percentage in five games with the Panthers and Penguins. It wouldn't be surprising to see him placed on waivers again and this time he might clear.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 06:46:00 AM

Antti Niemi has made back-to-back appearances for the Panthers in relief after starting goalie James Reimer was pulled.

Reimer got the hook Monday against Tampa Bay after he stopped 14 of 19 shots and he was yanked on Thursday versus Columbus after he surrendered four goals on 19 shots. Niemi hasn't fared much better during his brief time with Florida. He permitted two goals on 18 shots to the Lightning in 27:53 of ice time and he was beaten three times on 21 shots over 30:49 of action versus the Blue Jackets. Niemi took the loss in the Tampa Bay game.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 09:54:00 AM

Florida has claimed Antti Niemi off waivers from Pittsburgh.

This move could mean the Panthers don't like the prognosis for Roberto Luongo's injured finger/hand. He is currently on injured reserve. Meanwhile, Niemi has had a brutal start to the year with a 0-3-0 record, a 7.50 goals-against average and a .797 save percentage.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 12:18:00 PM

Antti Niemi has been placed on waivers by Pittsburgh.

Niemi has struggled mightily this season as the Penguins' backup goaltender, while posting a 0-3-0 record with a 7.50 goals-against average and a .797 save percentage.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Antti Niemi allowed seven goals on 32 shots in Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Three of the goals were scored while the Lightning were on the man-advantage. Niemi has only played in three games for the Pens this season, but they've been outings to forget. He now owns an 0-3-0 record with a 7.49 goals-against-average and a .798 save percentage. If starter Matt Murray ever suffers an injury, the Penguins would be in serious trouble. They have to address the backup goalie situation at some point soon.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 10:05:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will start Antti Niemi against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.

Niemi's last start came against the Lightning and he gave up five goals on 34 shots in a 5-4 loss. If he continues to play poorly, it won't be long until he finds himself on waivers and in the AHL. He's 0-2-0 on the year with a 7.93 goals against average and a .809 save percentage.
Source: Josh Yohe
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Antti Neimi allowed five goals on 34 shots in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This was Niemi's second appearance of the season, and neither one went particularly well. He hasn't been a reliable goaltender in a long time and that trend has continued into 2017-18. Niemi now owns an 0-2-0 record with a 7.93 goals-against-average and a .809 save percentage. If something happens to starting goaltender Matt Murray, the Penguins would be in some trouble. Niemi isn't worth owning as a handcuff to Murray.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 10:44:00 PM

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G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi