Jyri Niemi(8) Greenville Road Warriors

In a bit of a head scratcher move, Connecticut Whale have reassigned 2nd year defenseman Jyri Niemi(8) to their ECHL affiliate Greenville Road Warriors after posting only 1 assist in 8 games played.

I know he was injured late last season and wonder if it’s only a move to give him some time to play a bit of a different style of hockey and build his confidence. It would be really strange for him to stay in AA, unless he’s really fallen off New York Rangers‘ depth chart.

He was originally picked by New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 2007 draft (#77 overall).

 

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