Niemi was pulled Tuesday against Ottawa after allowing three goals on nine shots. However, Kari Lehtonen was injured in relief, which forced Niemi back into the game. He finished with 11 saves on 16 shots in the 7-4 loss.
Lehtonen entered Tuesday's game in relief of Antti Niemi, but played only 8:32 before being injured in a collision with teammate John Klingberg and exiting the game. He will be evaluated Wednesday, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.