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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...
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Blackhawks sign Leighton to 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) 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...
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3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A little ramble about the strange place that is the KHL

This isn't Red Wings-related, it's a George's Pet Interest post: Surveying the Russian sports newspapers, you get used to the concept that the KHL's preseason begins in late July, so I wasn't surprised to read the Windsor Star's Bob Duff's report that Michael Leighton had to nix a contract with the Sochi Leopard because Leighton contracted an illness that...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  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

Flyers bring back Michael Leighton

NHL free agency kicks off today and the Flyers started things off by re-signing a familiar name: Michael Leighton, who signed a one year deal worth $900,000 to be the backup goaltender.  Yep, that's the same Michael Leighton who took the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals and then spent the last two seasons in the AHL.While the move is perplexing initially, there aren't a...
Via All Things Philly Sports
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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