Nittymaaki, 30, spent his first five seasons with Philadelphia before jumping to Tampa Bay for 2009. He has a career record of 83-79-28, including a 21-18-5 mark last season. He's played in just two playoff games, both times coming off the bench for the Flyers in 2006.
He may be asked to step into a bigger role in San Jose, though, with the departure of Nabokov, who's manned the San Jose net since the turn of the millennium. Assuming the Sharks don't go out and make another goalie move, Nittymaki will pair with either Thomas Griess, who posted a 7-4-1 record as Nabokov's backup last season, or Alex Stalock, who won a rookie record 39 games for the AHL's Worcester Sharks in 2009-10.