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Flyers waive Michael Leighton; cleared waivers, sent to Phantoms (AHL)
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01-05-2011, 11:28 AM
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I agree. From what I have read in the CBA, players in Leighton's status (previous NHL experience) always fall into re-entry waivers. I don't think there is any scenerio where he can be called up and slip past this rule. Either way - I consider him a part of last years team - not this years. As of today, Michael Leighton is no longer a Flyer and he is not coming back to the NHL this year.
A few seasons ago when we got all those defenders injured during the playoffs we had Gauthier in the AHL and there were some rumblings about him being called up I believe, but that didn't happen because he'd have to clear re-entry waivers.
Of course, that off season we sent him and the obligatory 2nd rounder for two of the Kings ECHL players. He was a good player on and off the ice during his season with the Phantoms from what I've understood though, so maybe it's the right thing to do to reward that by giving him another chance in the NHL. After all, we don't wanna be perceived as a classless organization...
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