Niittymaki Assigned To Syracuse

Source: David Pollak | Feb 7th 2012, 12:52pm EST

"#SJSharks assign goaltender Antero Niittymaki to Syracuse Crunch of the AHL."

"As far as Niittymaki's destination, Syracuse is Anaheim's development team and Trent Yawney coaches there. Apparently mutual needs."

Goldie Says: This is such a frustrating time for Niittymaki. This move to assign him to Syracuse is tricky, because Jeff Deslauriers was just re-assigned to Syracuse to play for the Crunch since he was sitting on the bench behind Jonas Hiller. Syracuse somewhat owes it to the Ducks organization to give Deslauriers the starts due to their affiliation, so what does that mean for Niittymaki?