Sports Canadiens claim Antti Niemi off waivers

00:35  15 november  2017
00:35  15 november  2017 Source:   theScore

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The Montreal Canadiens have claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers . Niemi began this season with the Pittsburgh Penguins but was waived after three games. He was then claimed by the Florida Panthers only to be waived by that organization on Nov.

Montreal Canadiens Minnesota Wild. The Florida Panthers have claimed Antti Niemi off waivers to shore up their goaltending position, with starter Roberto Luongo sidelined because of an injury to his right hand.

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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