Brian Boucher during his time in Philadelphia in ’10. (Courtesy of NHL.com)
The injury bug has not been kind to the Philadelphia Flyers in this lockout shortened season, and goalies have been no exception. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has announced to the media that backup goaltender Michael Leighton will be out 7-10 days with what the team has described as an “upper body injury”. To take his place, the team has recalled Brian Boucher from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.
Holmgren went on to say that Leighton injured himself at an optional team practice on Friday, February 8th, and the injury worsened on Saturday. The 31 year-old goalie has played in just one game this year, a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in which he allowed 5 goals on just 26 shots. The years have not been kind to Leighton, who after being a hero in the Flyers Stanley Cup run of 2010, spent the last two seasons in the American Hockey League.
Boucher, who was acquired on January 13th from the Carolina Hur...