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Chicago Blackhawks roster preview: Defensemen and Goalies

With training camp and the training camp festival in the books, the Chicago Blackhawks are shifting their focus towards their preseason games. That’s where the next segment of the roster preview continues as I look into the defensemen and goalies looking to make the 2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks roster. Defensemen When it comes to the defensive side of the game, everything seems...
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Michael Leighton’s Role With the Blackhawks

#166739672 / gettyimages.com It’s true; Michael Leighton makes his return into North American hockey with the very team that drafted him, traded him, and shot down his one real chance to win the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Blackhawks. They signed the 33-year old veteran to a two-way, one-year deal worth $550,000, in an effort to bolster their goaltending, their most shallow position...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing of Leighton Raises Questions For Blackhawks

The signing of veteran goaltender Michael Leighton may have been a head-scratcher for most Chicago Blackhawk fans but there really shouldn’t be a problem or concern with adding a veteran goalie. Leighton, 33, spent last season with the KHL’s Donbass Donetsk but has spent time with the Hawks, Predators, Flyers, and Hurricanes in his first stint in the NHL. With the Blackhawks...
Via Beyond The Benches
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks sign goalie Michael Leighton to 1-year deal

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old Leighton provides some organizational depth behind starter Corey Crawford and backup Antti Raanta. Barring injury, he could spend much of the year with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford. Leighton was drafted by Chicago in the sixth round of the 1999 draft and made...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Blackhawks Sign G Michael Leighton

Breaking: According to NHL.com the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Goaltender Michael Leighton. The financial terms of the deal were not yet announced. Leighton, 33, was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the 6th round (No. 165) of the 1999 entry draft, and played parts of two seasons with them (2002-2004). He was also the goalie that Patrick...
Via Sports Mockery
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks agree to terms with Leighton

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract. Leighton, 33, has posted 35 wins (35-41-14), a 2.97 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 105 career regular-season games over parts of eight seasons with the Blackhawks (2002-2004), Nashville (2006-07), Philadelphia (2006-07; 2009-13) and Carolina...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton

On Monday morning, the Blackhawks announced the team has signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract. Last season, Leighton posted a .933 save percentage in 42 games with Donbass in the KHL. He last appeared in the NHL with … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton appeared first on Committed Indians.
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Leighton Out Of The KHL After Taking Ill Before Training Camp

from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star, Michael Leighton won’t be returning to Russia for the upcoming Kontinental Hockey League season, but not for the reason you might think. The former Windsor Spitfires goalie who calls LaSalle home was all set to join the expansion HC Sochi team for his second season of KHL action when illness felled Leighton. Unable to attend training...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NHLer Leighton’s KHL contract voided due to illness

Michael Leighton had a dominate season in the KHL in 2013-14 and was getting ready to play for the expansion team HC Sochi when he began suffering from an illness that prevented him from attending training camp. Leighton consulted with Sochi and the two sides agreed to void his contract. “I was with Sochi and got sick and wasn’t sure when I was going to be able to make it there...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Frequent Flyer Miles: Leighton to the KHL, Fritsch will play in Italy, Amorosa commits to Providence College

The biggest news of the week, in terms of where former Philadelphia Flyers went, is Michael Leighton signing in the KHL. The former Flyer did not play a single game as a Columbus Blue Jacket in 2013, as he has joined Donbass Donetsk for the 2013-2014 campaign. Leighton didn’t play a single game for the Flyers in 2011-2012 and only appeared in one game during the 2013 shortened...
Via Flyers Faithful
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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