Sharks’ Niemi getting first start Monday

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Published: October 17, 2011

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Antti NiemiThe San Jose Sharks sit in last place in the Pacific Division after three games, but will very likely finally get goalie Antti Niemi in its net Monday night when the team has a rematch against the first-place Anaheim Ducks.

“There’s a real good chance that Nemo gets his first game tomorrow as long as everything goes as planned,” head coach Todd McLellan said Sunday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The 28-year-old “Nemo,” who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win a Stanley Cup in 2010 and has been the backup goalie for the Sharks’ last two games, has been recovering from surgery to remove a cyst from being his knee.

The Mercury News notes that Niemi “said he was ready to go, mentally and physically.”

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