Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/12/11

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Thomas Greiss #1 of the San Jose Sharks during warm up before the game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on September 19, 2007 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Inexperienced Thomas Greiss could start back-to-back games in goal this weekend if Antti Niemi is not ready to play. Greiss won the team's season opener Saturday vs. Phoenix in his first start since March 28, 2010. he was signed as a free agent to provide depth but has been pressed into a starting role as Niemi continues to recover from having a cyst removed from his knee. "He's a young goaltender, and he'll get his rest in-between," coach Todd McLellan told the San Jose Mercury News. In addition, Antero Niittymaki is until December while recovering from hip surgery. The Sharks visit Anaheim on Friday and host St. Louis on Saturday. If Niemi is unavailable and McLellan does not want to use Greiss in back-to-back games, Harri Sateri could make his NHL debut in goal.
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