LeBrun: Sharks told team "Niemi is on the table"

Pierre LeBrun was on Winnipeg’s TSN 1290 on Monday afternoon.

As part of a larger discussion on the season and direction of the San Jose Sharks:

"They continue to get younger. If you look at their lineup, it’s the youngest it has been in a long time. And that will continue to the point where I was talking to a team today that says that they were told again by San Jose that Antti Niemi is on the table.

“So here’s a team that’s in a playoff spot, albeit by a slim margin; but, because Niemi is a pending UFA, the Sharks are taking calls on him. Which suggests to you that yes they want to get in again. I mean, they made the playoffs 10 straight years. But the bigger priority for San Jose is to try and replenish the organization on the fly here.”

Source: TSN 1290/ Transcript: Nichols on Hockey

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