Canadiens claim Antti Niemi off waivers

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The Montreal Canadiens claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers Tuesday, the team announced.

The Habs are Niemi's third team of the 2017-18 campaign. He signed a one-year deal with the Penguins in the offseason, but was placed on waivers after just three games. He then had a two-game stint with the Panthers before being placed on waivers again.

His numbers this season aren't pretty. He owns a record of 0-4-0 with a 6.74 goals-against average and an .822 save percentage.

The move is the result of injuries to both Carey Price and Al Montoya. With Charlie Lindgren shining in the Habs' crease, though, it's doubtful Niemi will see much time in the net.

If Niemi does appear in a game for the Canadiens, he'll tie the NHL record for the most teams played for in one season by a goalie, per TSN's Kevin Gibson.