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Montreal Canadiens (29-40-13)


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Canadiens sign goaltender Antti Niemi to one-year deal

MONTREAL (AP) Goaltender Antti Niemi was seeking stability more than money when he agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

Who could blame the 34-year-old, who was eligible for free agency on July 1, after a whirlwind 2017-18 season? Niemi was bought out by the Dallas Stars last summer, signed with Pittsburgh, was claimed on waivers by Florida and then claimed again by Montreal.

"The way I felt when I was playing in Montreal, I was comfortable there," Niemi said on a conference call. "I didn't need to change that.

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Leaders
Points: B. Gallagher54
Plus/Minus: N. Deslauriers7
Shots on Goal: B. Gallagher278
PIM: N. Deslauriers55
Win: C. Price16
Shutouts: C. Lindgren2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 207 (29)
Shots: 2687 (10)
PP%: 21.2% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 708 (15)
Assists: 330 (30)
SH Goals: 7 (17)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113
x-Boston 50 20 12 112
x-Toronto 49 26 7 105
Florida 44 30 8 96
Detroit 30 39 13 73
Montreal 29 40 13 71
Ottawa 28 43 11 67
Buffalo 25 45 12 62
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 258 (7)
Shots Against: 2650 (12)
PK%: 74.1% (30)
Penalty Minutes: 723 (12)
Shutouts: 4 (17)
Sv%: 0.903 (25)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/22 A. Niemi Contract extended One-year contract extension
5/2 L. Vejdemo Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/24 A. Alain Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
4/9 J. Evans Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/8 K. Rychel Sent to minors Laval-AHL
4/8 M. McCarron Sent to minors Laval-AHL
4/8 B. Lernout Sent to minors Laval-AHL
4/3 R. Valiev Sent to minors Laval-AHL
3/30 K. Rychel Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
3/24 H. Verbeek Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
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