Winnipeg Jets pluck Miettinen off waivers and away from Tampa Bay Lightning

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WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets claimed forward Antti Miettinen off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Tampa Bay signed the 31-year-old free agent to a two-year, US$3-million deal Monday but had to wait for Miettinen to clear waivers.

Miettinen began the season in Russia's KHL with the Kazan Ak-Bars, registering two goals and six assists in 20 games.

Miettinen has appeared in 472 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild, recording 89 goals and 212 points.

Miettinen was originally selected by Dallas in the seventh round, 224th overall, in the 2000 NHL entry draft.

The Jets also activated defenceman Ron Hainsey from injured reserve.



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