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Niemi will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Canucks, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.

Though the Sharks received a shutout from backup goalie Alex Stalock a night earlier to snap an eight-game home losing streak, coach Todd McLellan will turn the net back over to his No. 1 netminder for the second half of a back-to-back set. Niemi has been far from reliable of late, losing three consecutive games to drop his season GAA to 2.62. Though he still owns a 24-17-7 record and is worth a roster spot in any format, Niemi would be most ideally deployed on a matchups basis. He won't get a favorable draw against the Canucks, who rank 10th in the league with 2.84 goals per game.

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Niemi picked up his third straight loss Saturday, giving up three goals on 30 shots against Ottawa.

While he hasn't been playing spectacular of late, he's been decent enough to give the Sharks a shot at winning. The 31-year-old now owns a 24-17-7 record on the season with a .912 save percentage and 2.62 GAA. While the Sharks may be struggling, Niemi is going to be counted on heavily down the stretch and remains a valuable fantasy option.

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Niemi will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Senators, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

Niemi has experienced a rather rough February, going 3-5-2 with a 2.99 GAA and .910 save percentage over 10 outings. He's been able to sidestep repeated blowups that might otherwise compromise his hold on the No. 1 goalie job, but his production has nonetheless left a lot to be desired. With Ottawa entering Saturday's game with confidence after scoring back-to-back road shutouts over the Ducks and Kings, Niemi doesn't make for an overly appealing fantasy option in daily formats Saturday.

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Niemi allowed three goals on 35 shots Thursday in a loss to the Red Wings.

He had a 2-1 lead deep into the third period, but Niemi ended up allowing a pair of goals to flip the script and take the loss. At least he provided decent rate stats while taking his sixth loss in his last eight starts.

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Niemi has been confirmed as the starter in goal for Thursday's game against the Red Wings, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

As expected, Niemi will enter the crease for a third straight game. He'll oppose Jimmy Howard and the Red Wings, who will be playing the fourth match of their five-game Western Conference road trip.

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Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at the Sharks' morning skate and is expected to start Thursday against the Red Wings, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Niemi has held the opposition to exactly two goals three of his last four times out, but he still seems to be stuck among the middle-tier of goalies. His 24-15-7 record for the season is nice, but a 2.60 GAA and .913 save percentage don't provide much assistance in the ratio categories. He's still a viable option in deeper formats and even as a second goalie in shallower leagues, though he's no longer the automatic play that he was as recently as a couple of years ago.

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Niemi gave up two goals on 27 shots in Saturday's Stadium Series loss to the Kings.It was a good effort from Niemi, who allowed just two goals for the third time in four games. He's now 24-15-7 on the season with a .913 save percentage and 2.60 GAA. The Sharks are going to rely on Niemi heavily down the stretch as they aim for the postseason, so use him well.

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Niemi will get the start in net on Saturday against the Kings, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.He'll take on the Kings in the San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium in the NHL Stadium Series. Niemi has been solid this season, going 24-14-7 with a 2.62 GAA and a .912 save percentage through 45 games with San Jose this season. He'll face a Los Angeles squad that ranks 15th in the league with an average of 2.77 goals scored per game.

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Niemi put a stop to 37 of 39 shots Thursday in a 5-2 win over the Stars.This game was close than the final score made it look, and Niemi was called upon for much more in the way of heroics than opposing netminders Kari Lehtonen and Jhonas Enroth. He held strong despite the onslaught, winning for just the second time in his last six starts. Niemi's turned in more than his fair share of clunkers lately, and we'll need to see more than this one good outing to declare that he's officially turned things around.

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Niemi will start for the Sharks on Thursday against the Stars.Niemi has had some struggles lately, posting a save percentage below .900 in four of his last five starts. He'll look to get back on track against a banged up Stars team who will be without Tyler Seguin.