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04-17-2012, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
I knew Leighton was still with Philly. Why re-call him now though? Bryz isn't hurt that I know of and Bobrovsky is ready to jump in whenever. Is it just some added goaltender insurance for that just-in-case scenario?
He's one of the "Black Aces". He had to clear waivers so he was called up a day before the other guys from the phantoms.

The "Black Aces" are essentially the back-up squad in case of injury. I'm sure most teams have a similar system in place if their AHL team is out of the playoffs.

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