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Top Eetu Makiniemi News

  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Signs one-year contract

    Makiniemi, who was poised to become a restricted free agent Saturday, signed a one-year, two-way contract with San Jose on Wednesday, PuckPedia reports.

    Makiniemi will come with a $775,000 cap hit if he plays at the NHL level in 2023-24. He saved 29 of 32 shots over two games with the Sharks last season. At the AHL level, he had a 2.96 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 22 outings with the Barracuda.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Heading back to minors

    Makiniemi was returned to the AHL's Barracuda on Wednesday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Makiniemi was summoned by the Sharks on Tuesday to serve as Aaron Dell's backup for that evening's game because Kaapo Kahkonen (concussion) and James Reimer (illness) were unavailable. Makiniemi's demotion might indicate that Kahkonen or Reimer will be available for Thursday's contest against Vegas. Makiniemi has a 2.96 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 22 games with the Barracuda this season. He also has a 2.13 GAA and a .906 save percentage in two contests with the Sharks in 2022-23.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Recalled by San Jose

    Makiniemi was called up from AHL San Jose on Tuesday.

    In a corresponding move, the Sharks placed Jonah Gadjovich (upper body) on injured reserve. Kaapo Kahkonen (undisclosed) was projected to be in the lineup Tuesday against Pittsburgh after leaving Sunday's game against Washington. Makiniemi may have been recalled as insurance. Aaron Dell is slated to start Tuesday and James Reimer (illness) remains day-to-day.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Sent down

    Makiniemi was assigned to AHL San Jose on Monday.

    The Sharks activated James Reimer (lower body) from injured reserve in a corresponding move. Makiniemi won his first NHL start last Friday with a 23-save performance in a 6-1 triumph over Anaheim.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Cruises to win over Ducks

    Makiniemi allowed a goal on 24 shots in Friday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.

    Makiniemi came away with the win in his first NHL start in a game the Sharks took control of in the second period. The 23-year-old has allowed three goals on 32 shots across two appearances, but he's not expected to stay in the NHL much longer. James Reimer (lower body) could be back Tuesday versus the Coyotes -- when he returns, Makiniemi figures to resume a starting role for AHL San Jose.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: First NHL start Friday

    Makiniemi will defend the visiting cage against Anaheim in his first NHL start Friday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Makiniemi got his feet wet Wednesday when he came on in relief of starter Kaapo Kahkonen, giving up two goals on eight shots in taking the overtime loss. This could be his only start as James Reimer (lower body) is expected to return Tuesday. The Ducks have scored only 69 goals in 27 games this season.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Makes NHL debut in relief outing

    Makiniemi allowed two goals on eight shots in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Makiniemi relieved Kaapo Kahkonen to begin the third period. The Canucks didn't test Makiniemi much early on, but when they found their aim, he proved easily beatable. The 23-year-old took an overtime loss in his debut, and with James Reimer (lower body) nearing a return from injured reserve, Makiniemi's time in the NHL for this stint should be brief. He'll likely resume a large role at AHL San Jose soon. The Finn was acquired from the Hurricanes as part of the Brent Burns trade over the summer.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Brought up by Sharks

    Makiniemi was summoned from AHL San Jose on Tuesday.

    Makiniemi has a 6-4-1 record with a 2.57 GAA, a .918 save percentage and one shutout in 12 games at the AHL level this season. In a corresponding move, the Sharks returned netminder Aaron Dell to the Barracuda.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Traded to San Jose

    The Hurricanes traded Makiniemi, Steven Lorentz and a conditional 2023 third-round pick for Brent Burns and Lane Pederson on Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.

    Makiniemi appeared in 14 games with AHL Chicago in 2021-22, going 11-2-1 while posting an admirable 2.06 GAA and .922 save percentage. He'll likely spend most of the 2022-23 campaign with San Jose's AHL affiliate, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him make his NHL debut at some point during the upcoming season.

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  • Hurricanes' Eetu Makiniemi: Sent to minors

    Makiniemi was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Tuesday, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.

    Makiniemi was included on the Hurricanes' first roster of the season, but he was always expected to officially begin the year with the Wolves. The 22-year-old goalie will be third at best on the organization's goalie depth chart behind the big club's Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 184 lbs
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Age: 24
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left