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Flyers waive Michael Leighton; cleared waivers, sent to Phantoms (AHL)
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01-04-2011, 09:28 AM
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I'm not convinced an emergency call-up would even be possible. Why would the NHL grant us the exception for Leighton who would need to clear re-entry waivers under normal circumstances, when we have other emergency call-up options that would not need to clear re-entry under normal circumstances such as Riopel.
Just need league approval. If a goalie goes down due to injury, you argue that Backlund isn't an NHL goaltender or NHL ready, but Leighton is a proven NHL goalie. Then when our goalie returns, Leighton goes back to the AHL.
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