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Niemi Disappointed He's No Longer With The Hawks

Former Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi told NBC Sports he is disappointed he is no longer with the Blackhawks:

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“I thought it would get worked out all along and never really thought it wouldn’t,” said the Stanley Cup-winning netminder. “And then when it happened and they signed (Marty) Turco, I was real disappointed. I still am. But it worked out for them, so …”

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The Hawks elected not to sign Niemi to his $2.75 million salary arbitration reward earlier this month. Niemi is now an unrestricted free agent and looking for work. The market has not been good for goalies, but he is hopeful he will have a contract with someone else soon.