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Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens have re-signed Antti Niemi to a one-year deal worth $950K.

Following a disastrous start to the 2017-18 season with the Penguins and Panthers, Niemi settled in in Montreal. The veteran netminder went 7-5-4 with a 2.46 GAA, .929 SV% and one shutout in 17 starts and two relief appearances with the Canadiens. He will likely be back as the Habs’ primary backup behind Carey Price next season.

Source: Dan Braverman 05/22/18, 10:49 am EST

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Niemi will start Saturday in Pittsburgh.

Niemi stopped all 35 shots that he faced in the Canadiens shutout win in Buffalo on last Friday. Carey Price has started the last two games, but Niemi will get a shot tonight in Pittsburgh. He is an impressive 2-2-2 with a 1.99 GAA and .949 SV% in six March starts.

Source: John Lu 03/31/18, 10:37 am EST

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Niemi will start Monday vs. the Panthers.

Niemi allowed four goals on 38 shots in the Canadiens loss to the Penguins on Thursday. Niemi has gone 1-1-2 with a 2.45 GAA and .938 SV% in four starts in March. Tonight he will make his 16th appearance with the Canadiens, having gone 5-3-4 with a 2.43 GAA and .930 SV% since joining Montreal.

Source: Arpon Basu 03/19/18, 11:28 am EST

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Niemi will start Tuesday vs. the Stars.

Niemi allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Canadiens shootout loss in Tampa Bay on Saturday. With Charlie Lindgren starting last night, the Canadiens will turn to Niemi again tonight. Niemi has gone 2-0-3 with a 1.73 GAA and .951 SV% in his last five starts, but has a tough matchup with the Stars in town.

Source: Stu Cowan 03/13/18, 11:38 am EST

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Niemi led the Canadiens onto the ice for warmups.

Niemi allowed two goals on 50 shots in the Canadiens loss in Boston last Saturday. He ended up missing the next two games with a lower-body injury, but will draw back into the crease this afternoon. He has played a lot better as of late, allowing just seven goals on the last 149 shots (.953 SV%) that he has faced.

Source: @TheScrumSports 03/10/18, 12:43 pm EST

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Niemi will start Saturday in Boston.

Niemi allowed just one goal on 28 shots in the Canadiens win over the Islanders on Wednesday. He has been splitting the crease with Charlie Lindgren as of late and comes into Saturday having given up just five goals on 99 shots (.950 SV%) in his last three starts. Despite the hot streak, he is a risky option with a rough matchup in Boston.

Source: Renaud Lavoie 03/3/18, 3:15 pm EST

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Niemi will start Wednesday vs. the Islanders.

Niemi allowed three goals on 39 shots in the Canadiens loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He was given Monday night off as Charlie Lindgren lost to the Flyers, but will be back in tonight vs. the Islanders. Since joining the Canadiens, Niemi has gone 3-2-2 with a 2.60 GAA and .922 SV% in 10 games.

Source: Eric Engels 02/28/18, 9:57 am EST

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Niemi will start against the Lightning on Saturday.

Niemi impressed his last time out, stopping 31 of 32 shots in a 3-1 win over the Rangers. The Canadiens will hope he can build off it moving forward as he’s in line to see the lion’s share of the starts while Carey Price (concussion) remains sidelined. Unfortunately, he draws arguably the worst matchup on the slate tonight against the Lightning.

Source: Eric Engels 02/24/18, 3:05 pm EST

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Niemi will start against the Rangers on Thursday.

Niemi was lit up for three goals on six shots in a 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday. He now sports an unappealing 4.18 GAA and .880 SV% on the season. Despite his poor play, Niemi could be in line for an increased workload in the interim, as the Habs announced today Carey Price is out indefinitely with a concussion. He draws a pretty good matchup at home tonight against the Rangers.

Source: Stu Cowan 02/22/18, 5:53 pm EST

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Niemi will start Saturday against the Golden Knights.

Niemi’s last start came on Wednesday, where he allowed two goals on 25 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Avalanche. After an awful turn with the Penguins to start the year, Niemi has played well for the Canadiens, posting a 2-2-1 record with a .933 SV% in five starts for the team. He draws a difficult matchup tonight against the Golden Knights.

Source: Marc Antoine Godin 02/17/18, 5:11 pm EST

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Niemi will start Friday in Washington.

Niemi allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Canadiens loss in Edmonton on December 23rd. In four games since joining Montreal, Niemi has allowed eight goals on 97 shots (.918 SV%) but is 0-2-1. He catches the Capitals on the tail-end of a back-to-back, but they also come in having gone 6-1-1 in their last eight.

Source: Tom Gulitti 01/19/18, 12:32 pm EST

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The Canadiens might turn to Niemi on Friday.

Niemi allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Canadiens loss in Edmonton on December 23rd. In four games since joining Montreal, Niemi has allowed eight goals on 97 shots (.918 SV%) but is 0-2-1. He catches the Capitals on the tail-end of a back-to-back, but they also come in having gone 6-1-1 in their last eight.

Source: Arpon Basu 01/19/18, 12:32 pm EST

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