Antti Niemi Returning from… ‘Minor’ Injury

Updated: February 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm by Alexander Monaghan

Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area confirms, via Twitter, that Niemi will play tonight. Glad to know everyone is all right…

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UPDATE: Looks like Niemi took a shot off an, ahem, ‘sensitive’ area reports Pollak via Twitter. Ouch.

San Jose Sharks starting goalie Antti Niemi will not start tonight due to a minor injury according to David Pollak’s Working the Corners. At this point, the extent of his injury is unknown.

In the meantime, Thomas Greiss will take over between the pipes with rookie Tyson Sexsmith backing him up. Greiss may be a decent short-term option with Niemi sidelined.

Expect a further update as the news breaks.

Antti Niemi, Thomas Greiss