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Laperriere Placed on LTIR as Leighton Returns

Sometimes the easiest decision isn’t the easiest. It’s been almost eight months since Flyer Ian Laperriere took a slapshot to the face against the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the playoffs. He

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Flyers Goaltending Picture to Get Clearer on Monday

In two days, the one-time conditioning period extension that the NHL granted the Flyers for goaltender Michael Leighton will officially end. His $1.55 million cap hit will come back on the payroll. Comments by general

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Michael Leighton’s Return Starts in Atlantic City

Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton has been assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms for a 6-day conditioning stint beginning this weekend. Leighton will play with the Phantoms against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday and at Boardwalk Hall

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Leighton’s Impending Return Mean Changes Are Coming

Michael Leighton has begun skating on his own, three and a half weeks after it was announced that he would need to have surgery for a herniated disc in his spine. If everything goes to

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Leighton Injury Worse Than Originally Thought

Yet another press conference was held today with regards to Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton’s back injury. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a single bit of good news. What was previously explained as a bulging disc in his

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Spoke Too Soon: Leighton Out One Month, Laperriere Out Indefinitely

It’s amazing how in one day, the Flyers starting goaltender can be expected back within the week and the next, he’s out for a month, but that’s what reporters were told in a conference call

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Leighton Cleared For Thursday, But Injury is Still a Question Mark

The news from Flyers brass today is that goaltender Michael Leighton's lower back injury is apparently not that bad.  According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, "He’s better today and I think by Thursday he should

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Leighton Injured in Flyers Third Preseason Game

The Flyers exacted vengeance against the Toronto Maple Leafs last night in their third exhibition game of the preseason, assuming we all pretend that the overtime goal scored by Leafs sniper Phil Kessel was waived

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Flyers Beat Devils in First Preseason Game

I'll preface this and all preseason discussions by first acknowledging that this is just, in fact, the preseason.  The line-ups are far from finalized, the systems need to be reinforced and the outcomes are largely

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Flyers Preseason Hockey Set to Begin

The 2010-2011 NHL season has finally arrived, as the Flyers training camp officially opened on Saturday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey.  The organization had three days to begin teaching head coach Peter

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