Report: Antti Niemi to sign with Sharks

September 01, 2010 - 6:31 pm

According to a report from ESPN, goaltender Antti Niemi, who led the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup victory last season, will sign a one-year, $2 million deal with the Sharks. This comes after the Blackhawks walked away from the goaltender in arbitration. The team had offered $1.5 million but Niemi was awarded $2.75 million. The Blackhawks moved on by signing free agent goaltender Marty Turco, who had been with the Stars since 2001.