The San Jose Sharks are firmly entrenched in the Western Conference playoff race but reportedly may look to deal starting netminder Antti Niemi anyway.
Ian McLaren of The Score passed along comments ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun made during an appearance on TSN 1290 in Winnipeg about the veteran goalie:
(The Sharks) continue to get younger. If you look at their lineup, it's the youngest it has been in a long time. And that will continue to the point where I was talking to a team today that says that they were told again by San Jose that Antti Niemi is on the table.