Note that the NHL holiday trade freeze means teams cannot make deals between December 19 and December 27.
Team(s) Involved-San Jose Sharks: On December 23rd, The Sharks recalled Antero Niittymaki from his conditioning assignment with the Worcester Sharks. It is believed that The Sharks are hoping to trade one of their back-up goalies, either Thomas Greiss or Niittymaki. Nittymaki has yet to play a game this season due to an injury. Greiss is 4-4 with a 2.37 GAA this season, after playing over in Europe during the 2010-2011 season. Antti Niemi is 15-6 this year and there is almost no chance he is traded. Niittymaki has been rumored to be heading to his former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, since the end of last season, and with the weak play of Dwayne Roloson and Mathieu Garon, it is very possible that San Jose makes a move.