Found January 25, 2012 on The Daily Rival:
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The San Jose Sharks placed goaltender Antero Niittymaki on waivers today in an attempt to bring relief to the backlog of netminders the team has. Today is the first day of the all-star break for the Sharks, and Niittymaki was with his family on vacation at Lake Tahoe when he found out the news — from the Finnish media. From MTV3 in Finland, via Google Translate: “Huh, I am a waiver list? No one has told me, no one has called. Well, this is not surprising.” Here’s more of Niittymaki’s reaction, courtesy of Matias Strozyk: “I don’t want to be in this organization at all anymore, nothing wrong with city. Glad they did it, hope somebody picks me up.” “I’m not the hottest name in market and my salary isn’t on my side either. 2M is big money for someone who hasn’t played much.” “It’s not a surprise. There was some talk yesterday. I’m glad they did it and are trying to do something.” Niittymaki, 31, hasn’t played for the Sharks this season after recovering from offseason hip sur
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