Niemi was placed on waivers by the Panthers on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

Niemi appeared in just two games during his three-week stint with Florida, giving up five goals and registering an .853 save percentage. Considering he is sporting a 6.74 GAA and 0-4-0 record for the year, it's hard to imagine a team will want to snag the Finn off the waiver wire, so there's a good chance he'll end up with AHL Springfield. The netminder could probably use some time in the minors to rediscover his game and earn back some confidence.

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