Michael Leighton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michael Leighton breaks Johnny Bower’s AHL shutout record

    Sportsnet "Michael Leighton has broken Johnny Bower’s 59-year-old AHL shutout record. The Rockford IceHogs goaltender made 35 saves Saturday night to beat the Lake Erie Monsters and make some history. With his 46th career AHL shutout, he passes Johnny Bower for first all-time — a record that’s stood since..." March 06

  • Veteran goalie Leighton off to KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL won’t have Michael Leighton to kick around this season. The former Flyers and more recently Blue Jackets goalie is off to the KHL to play for Donbass Donetsk in the Ukraine according to the team’s website." August 19

  • Flyers recall Leighton, reassign Boucher to Phantoms

    CSN Philly "Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed Saturday night that the team has recalled goaltender Michael Leighton and reassigned Brian Boucher to the Phantoms. It's entirely possible Leighton could start Sunday night against Buffalo considering the Flyers are on the second leg of a..." March 10

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    Wsh claims Volpatti off Waivers from Van. Flyers place Leighton and Sestito, and Dal place Wandell on Waivers.

  • Flyers place Leighton, Sestito on waivers

    CSN Philly "The Flyers on Thursday placed Michael Leighton and Tom Sestito on waivers. In the case of Sestito, the move makes plenty of sense. He has been a healthy scratch for the Flyers since Feb. 11. On a conditioning assignment with the Phantoms, Sestito did suffer a charley horse about a week ago, but..." February 28

  • Brian Boucher called up after Michael Leighton goes to IR

    Broad Street Hockey "Brian Boucher's an NHL player again, at least for the immediate future. The Flyers have recalled Boosh from the Adirondack Phantoms due to an injury to backup Michael Leighton. The team says it's an upper-body injury and Leighton has been placed on the injured reserve. The Daily News reports..." February 10