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Sharks going from Greiss to Stalock as Niemi’s backup?

Jun 21, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

Alex Stalock AP

While the San Jose Sharks are Antti Niemi‘s team, the question over who backs him up next season may be getting cleared up.

Kevin Kurz of reports the team is discussing a new contract with soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Alex Stalock. If that signing happens, it puts last season’s backup Thomas Greiss in a bit of a bad spot as he’s unrestricted as well.

Stalock is someone the organization likes quite a bit but he saw his career hit a speed bump two seasons ago when he had a nerve in his knee sliced by a skate. He’s since recovered from that and after spending most of his career with Worcester in the AHL is ready to take the next step.

As for Greiss, he played in just six games this past season and swapped spots with Stalock for a brief time meaning Niemi had to really earn his Vezina Trophy nomination. If Greiss is out in San Jose, perhaps a new gig in the German pro league awaits for him.

  1. jacketsfan7 - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Test both in preseason , I still think stalock is better

  2. sjsharks66 - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Griess is not very good. Always worried when he is in the net.

  3. sjsharks86 - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Been waiting 2 years for this, I’m stoked to finally see him on the regular.

  4. xxakshunxx - Jun 22, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    it was only a matter of time

  5. ashtongronholz8 - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Stalock was my cousins goalie at UMD his last couple years. The dude is lights out just needs a chance

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