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Sports Canadiens claim Antti Niemi off waivers

00:35  15 november  2017
00:35  15 november  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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Antti Niemi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈɑntːi ˈniemi]; born 29 August 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL).

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that the team has claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers from the Florida Panthers.

The Montreal Canadiens claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers Tuesday, the team announced.

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The Habs are Niemi's third team of the 2017-18 campaign. He signed a one-year deal with the Penguins in the offseason, but was placed on waivers after just three games. He then had a two-game stint with the Panthers before being placed on waivers again.

His numbers this season aren't pretty. He owns a record of 0-4-0 with a 6.74 goals-against average and an .822 save percentage.

The move is the result of injuries to both Carey Price and Al Montoya. With Charlie Lindgren shining in the Habs' crease, though, it's doubtful Niemi will see the net.

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