Leighton to miss 7-10 days; Boucher recalled
Flyers backup and career hard-luck goaltender Michael Leighton, expected to make his second start of the season Tuesday, will instead spend it at home rehabilitating an injury.
General manager Paul Holmgren announced Leighton will miss 7 to 10 days with what Holmgren described in NHLspeak as an "upper body injury."
Since Leighton spent Saturday's game against Carolina using mostly his gluteus muscles on the bench, it would figure that the injury likely occurred during an optional practice Friday. The team did not confirm that or offer any other details.
Anyway, goalie Brian Boucher - who split time with Leighton through a wild 2009-10 season in which both were injured along with alleged starter Ray Emery - and traveled to Toronto with the team Sunday and could make the start Tuesday against the Jets. Starter Ilya Bryzgalov is expected to play against the Maple Leafs Monday.
Trenton Titans goalie Cal Heeter was sent back to Adirondack to fill in for Boucher there.