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09-10-2012, 04:26 PM
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Meltzer's Musings: Expectations for Leighton

Summary: Another NHL audition for

From day one main concern with the signing is that while Leighton has played in a backup role in the NHL before, he has never been especially effective in the role. He has tended to play better with regular work.

For his NHL career, Leighton has played 104 games, with a 2.92 GAA and .902 save percentage. When he there is a gap of five or fewer games between appearances, his career numbers are a 2.85 GAA and .909 save percentage. Conversely, when he's gone inactive for more than five games at a time, his GAA is 3.19 and his save percentage has dropped to .892. The latter numbers aren't horrific, but they aren't going to hold down a backup job in the long term, either

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