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Monday, January 03, 2011

Flyers waive Leighton

The Flyers waived Michael Leighton today. Only New Jersey would have a shot to
claim him before the Isles.

Leighton has a career record with Philly of 17-5-2 in regular season play and
8-3 in the playoffs. He had 3 shutouts last spring for the Flyers in the
playoffs.

Leighton, 29, is in the first year of a 2-year contract with a $1.55 million cap
hit this season and next. He was born on May 19, 1981 -- the North Stars
defeated the Isles in game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals that night; two nights
later the Isles had their second Cup and Butch Goring had his Conn Smythe
Trophy.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home
telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on
Twitter @ehornick

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