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Pro Sports Daily:
San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi may make his first start of the season on Monday against the Anaheim Ducks.
"There’s a real good chance that Nemo gets his first game (on Monday) as long as everything goes as planned," Sharks coach Todd McLellan told the San Jose Mercury News.
Niemi has not played since having surgery to remove a cyst.
The 28-year-old Finn posted a 35-18-6 mark with six shutouts and a 2.38 goals-against average last season.
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The Anaheim Ducks defeat the Sharks 3-2.
The last time he was in net, Antti Niemi suffered the first series-ending playoff loss of his career as the San Jose Sharks fell one step short of the Stanley Cup finals for a second straight year.
San Jose will likely need another solid season from its Finnish goaltender if it is going to reach the finals for the first time.
Niemi is expected to return from a knee injury and make...
So far it hasnât been the start to the season that the Sharks or their fans were expecting after losing their second game in as many nights to the St Louis Blues 4-2.
The Sharks were unable to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities, particularly in the third period. Dan Boyle had three decent, to good scoring chances in the third period to tie the game but was denied...
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San Jose loses second straight; St. Louis scores three in third
The Pacific Division-rival Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks will square off for the second time in four days when the two clubs collide tonight from HP Pavilion.
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