Calgary Herald

Leighton added for playoff run


The Philadelph­ia Flyers bulked up their goaltendin­g depth with the addition of Michael Leighton, who cleared re-entry waivers on Wednesday.

Leighton, who led the surprising Flyers to the Stanley Cup final a year ago, will serve as a backup to Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Boucher as the Stanley Cup playoffs near.

Leighton, who was placed on reentry waivers Tuesday, will rejoin the Flyers for the first time since Jan. 3 when he was originally placed on waivers and sent to their American Hockey League farm club, the Adirondack Phantoms.

Leighton had a record of 14-12-3 in 30 games with the Phantoms, with his 2.22 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and five shutouts ranking in the top six in the league.

Leighton saw action in only one game with the Flyers this season — a 7-4 victory over the hometown Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 30 — following off-season back surgery and a lengthy rehab.

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