OK, just some "legal" stuff...presuming Nieto is here under an ATO (and to be honest, there really is no other logical way he'd be here) that virtually guarantees his ELC starts next season. If his contract is for next season he cannot be recalled to SJ this season, but he could play one NHL game under an ATO that SJ would sign him to.
Once he signs signs his ATO, regardless of if he signed an NHL ELC or not, his NCAA eligibility is over (signing an ELC does that too).
Well if you actually read my post, you would realize that he isn't.
I know for a fact Nieto is not Batman...although I will freely admit that there is some suspension he may be because the two of them have never been seen together before, but I have met Batman, and I know he's no Matt Nieto.
but batman isn't a hero, in most people's opinions he's a vigilante
I don't think those terms are necessarily mutually exclusive.
I'm gonna guess we don't see Nieto up here this year, but I don't really have a basis other than it'd be stupid to use up one of his ELC years, especially if we aren't planning to win the cup this year.