The Jets have recalled Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).

With Dmitry Kulikov away from the team due to a personal matter, Sami Niku comes up from the Moose, where he has two assists in two games this season. With very few quality NHL defensemen on the roster, Niku should play in Pittsburgh on Tuesday—he had four points (1G / 3A) in 30 NHL games last year.

Source: Brian Munz 10/7/19, 2:27 pm EST

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The Jets recalled Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).

Niku was sent down over the All-Star break but is expected to draw right back into the Jets lineup in Philadelphia on Monday. Niku played the final five games before the break because the Jets are without Dustin Byfuglien and Ben Chiarot on the blue line. Niku, who has great AHL numbers, has just two assists, six shots and a plus-3 rating while playing 12:21 TOI/gm in 10 games with Winnipeg.

Source: Jim Toth 01/28/19, 9:03 am EST

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The Jets have assigned Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).

Niku played in five games with the Jets but was a healthy scratch for the last three games. The 22-year-old is one of the Jets’ top prospects but needs some more seasoning while the Jets are loaded on the blueline. Niku has five points (1G / 4A) in 12 games with Manitoba this season.

Source: @WpgJetsPR 12/14/18, 10:59 am EST

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