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Antti Niemi
2 4.18 0.880
Team: Montreal Canadiens Height: 6-2 Born: 8/29/1983
Position: GWeight: 215 Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

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Feb. 17 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST5:52 UAE (+1)20:52 ETNaN:� BRT - Antti Niemi stopped 3 of 6 shots in the Canadiens' 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday. Niemi did not factor in the decision and remained at 2-6-1 on the season with a 4.18 GAA and .880 save percentage.
Feb. 14 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST8:10 UAE23:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Antti Niemi stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Canadiens' 2-0 loss to the Avalanche on Wednesday. The defeat dropped him to 2-6-1 on the season with a 3.92 GAA and .887 save percentage.
Feb. 3 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET20:04 GMT4:04 1:04 PM MST3:04 PM EST0:04 UAE (+1)15:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Antti Niemi stopped 43 of 45 shots in the Canadiens' 5-2 win over the Ducks on Saturday. The victory pushed him to 2-5-1 on the season with a 4.14 GAA and .885 save percentage.
Jan. 19 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)22:18 ETNaN:� BRT - Antti Niemi stopped 24 of 26 shots in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Capitals on Friday. The victory pushed him to 1-5-1 on the season with a 4.44 GAA and .871 save percentage.
Analysis: Niemi earned his first win of the season in his 10th appearance. He's allowed just seven goals in his last three starts after yielding 16 in his first three.
Dec. 23 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET4:36 GMT12:36 9:36 PM MST11:36 PM EST8:36 UAE23:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Antti Niemi stopped 31 of 34 shots in the Canadiens' 4-1 loss to the Oilers on Saturday. The defeat dropped him to 0-5-0 on the season with a 5.08 GAA and .872 save percentage.
Nov. 14 12:28 PM PT1:28 PM MT2:28 PM CT3:28 PM ET20:28 GMT4:28 1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST0:28 UAE (+1)15:28 ETNaN:� BRT - The Canadiens have claimed Niemi off waivers.
Analysis: The Canadiens' goaltending carousel has been in constant rotation this season as former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner Carey Price has been nursing a lower-body injury while backup Al Montoya is sidelined due to a concussion. Niemi has struggled this season, however, posting an 0-4-0 mark in five appearances with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers.
Oct. 24 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST20:51 UAE12:51 ETNaN:� BRT - The Florida Panthers claimed Niemi off waivers, the team announced Tuesday.
Analysis: Niemi was 0-3 with a .750 goals-against average and a .797 save percentage in three games with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 34-year-old was placed on waivers by Pittsburgh on Monday and is joining his fifth team. Niemi will backup James Reimer, who was elevated to the starting role when Luongo was placed on injured reserve with a hand injury on Saturday.
Oct. 23 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST1:03 UAE (+1)17:03 ETNaN:� BRT - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed Niemi on waivers Monday.
Analysis: The backup goalie lost all three starts and sported a bloated 7.49 goals-against average this season.
Oct. 22 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST19:27 UAE11:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Niemi allowed all seven goals and made 25 saves in a 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Analysis: He's yielded 16 goals in three starts.
June 26 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST19:57 UAE11:57 ETNaN:� BRT - The Stars have placed Niemi on waivers with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract.
Analysis: Niemi is due to make $4.5 million next season, and would be bought out at $3 million spread over two years. The ninth-year player, who won a Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010, is coming off a disappointing season in which he went 12-12-4 and had a 3.3 goals-against average in 37 games. He became the odd-man out in Dallas behind Kari Lehtonen and after Ben Bishop was acquired in a trade last month.

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