Sakic, Thornton, Turco round out top five
Niedermayer has 329,657 votes, roughly 12,000 more than Lidstrom, according to figures released by the NHL on Wednesday. Colorado forward Joe Sakic is third with 260,397.
Fans will choose six Eastern Conference all-stars and six Western Conference all-stars: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender for each team through the NHL's Web site.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Suspended Cooke apologizes for Barrie hit
- Wings' Zetterberg practices, iffy for Game 4
- Kopitar, Bergeron, Toews vie for Selke award
- Blues' Morrow out for series vs. Blackhawks