Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Antero Niittymaki Recalled from Worcester
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12-23-2011, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KpopandHockey View Post
It wouldn't be wise to rely on a backup with the injury history that Niitty has. What happens if he goes down again and Niemi ends up having to play another 30 straight games because the coaching staff doesn't want to rely on an AHL call up to start.
Right, plus the org signed Greiss on a one way contract through next season (one way next season) with the obvious intention of him playing the backup role. Niitty on the other hand is a UFA at the end of the season, and is eating up $2m in payroll, and injury prone.

Also, Stalock was the only NHL 'ready' goalie we had besides Greiss, and the org has no idea how he will recover after missing a year of playtime. Sateri, Sexsmith, Heemskirk, JP, etc all need more development.

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