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Flyers' Leighton out 8-10 weeks with ankle injury

TSN.ca Staff

3/18/2010 7:04:12 PM

The injury woes for the Philadelphia Flyers at the goaltender position took another hit on Thursday with news that Michael Leighton will miss 8-10 weeks with a high ankle sprain.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren made the announcement on Thursday, meaning the team's Stanley Cup hopes now lie with Brian Boucher.

The Flyers will need to win a couple of playoff series to give Leighton a chance to return to the lineup.

The Flyers' starter at the beginning of the season was Ray Emery, who is out for the year after undergoing hip surgery earlier this month.