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Flyers' Leighton recalled after clearing re-entry waivers

TSN.ca Staff

4/6/2011 12:56:51 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers recalled goaltender Michael Leighton from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms on Wednesday.  He cleared re-entry waivers earlier in the day.

Leighton was 14-12-1 with a 2.22 GAA and a .926 save percentage in 30 games for the Phantoms this season.  He posted five shutouts, including his last two consecutive appearances.  In one game for the Flyers this season, Leighton is 1-0-0 with a 4.00 GAA and a .889 save percentage.

In 27 regular season appearances for the Flyers last season, the 29-year old Leighton was 16-5-2 with a 2.48 GAA and a .918 save percentage.  He went 8-3 in the playoffs with three shutouts, posting a 2.46 GAA and .916 save percentage.