Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/23/11

NEW YORK - JANUARY 19: Antero Niittymaki #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save against the New York Rangers on January 19, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The San Jose Sharks recalled goaltender Antero Niittymaki from Worcester of the American Hockey League on Friday.

Niitymaki has spent the past 10 days with Worcester on a conditioning stint after recovering from his surgery in September.

The 31-year-old Niitymaki went 1-2 with a 3.38 goals-against average and .878 save percentage at Worcester.

He appeared in 24 games with San Jose last season, posting a 12-7-3 with a .896 save percentage and 2.71 goals-against average.

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