Official: Tampa inks Niittymaki

After days of speculation that former Flyers’ goalie Antero Niittymaki was headed to Tampa Bay, on Friday the Lightning made it official, they have officially signed Niittymaki.  The deal is for one year, just under $600,000.

“We fully recognized the need to add an experienced back-up goaltender this summer and today we feel we’ve accomplished that goal,” said Tampa General Manager Brian Lawton.

Niittymaki had not signed a contract with a Russian team, unlike what was reported.

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