The Flyers have made it official, re-signing goaltender Michael Leighton to back up Ilya Bryzgalov on Sunday afternoon. The deal is for one year, $900k.
This should sum up both the contract and the reactions to it:
Leighton has exactly one game of NHL experience since Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, an unsteady 7-4 victory in Los Angeles on December 30, 2010.
“I’m very happy to be back in Philly,” Leighton said upon the announcement. “This is where I want to be and I’m excited about the team we have this year. I look forward to the opportunity to continue working with Jeff Reese.”
The 31-year-old Ontario native finished 28-26-1 with a 2.58 goals-against average and two shutouts over 56 games for Adirondack last season.