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03-16-2010, 10:06 PM
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Leighton has a high ankle sprain; Leighton Out 8-10 Weeks.

According to post game live.

Awesome.

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According to the Flyers' PR guy, either Backlund or Duchesne will be recalled tomorrow (Wednesday).

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/f...le_sprain.html

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Leighton injured: High ankle sprain
NASHVILLE – Flyers goalie Michael Leightonleft their game in Nashville during the first period tonight with a high ankle sprain, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

During a play in front, a Predators forward collided with Leighton, pushing him out of the crease. Leighton was slow getting up.

At the next stoppage, Leighton needed help skating off the ice as he was attended to by team trainer Jim McCrossin.

Brian Boucher entered the game with 10:15 left in the first period and gave up a goal 20 seconds later to put the Flyers down, 3-1, after Jeff Carter gave them the lead just 1:21 into the contest.

Holmgren said Leighton is day-to-day "for now," but high ankle sprains have a tendency to take a while to heal.
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It’s bad enough that starter Ray Emery was felled by AVN disease in his hip.

Now Leighton, who has performed splendidly in Emery’s absence, has a high-ankle sprain, which typically takes many weeks to heal.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Johan Backlund, who would have been called up, has a groin pull, according to general manager Paul Holmgren and is only 80 percent healthy. Which is why Jeremy Duchense was called in to back-up.

Leighton’s MRI was put off until noon Thursday back in Philadelphia.

The decision to not fortify the nets at the trade deadline could come back to haunt the Flyers next month.

“It’s too soon to say how bad [the injury is], but we’re hoping for the best news,” said Holmgren, who is on the road scouting.

High ankle sprains generally take longer to heal. Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had one in the 2007-08 season and missed 28 games. The Flyers could be looking at Leighton missing the final 13 games of the regular season.


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They also said backlund has been injured too despite playing the last game

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Not sure how you sprain an ankle in a hockey skate unless its missing the friggin laces, but whatever.

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Just spoke to someone else in Glens Falls. Backlund is definitely hurt, did not practice 2day. Duchense is starter for tom if not called up.

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Not sure how you sprain an ankle in a hockey skate unless its missing the friggin laces, but whatever.
It's not the ankle, it's the high ankle.

This usually is fairly serious, it kept Fleury out for over a month two years ago iirc.

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Not sure how you sprain an ankle in a hockey skate unless its missing the friggin laces, but whatever.
The cuff on goalie skates don't come up nearly as high as on player skates. It really helps you be faster side to side and do a lot of the position specific skating.

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The cuff on goalie skates don't come up nearly as high as on player skates. It really helps you be faster side to side and do a lot of the position specific skating.
True, but skaters can get high ankle sprains as well.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3203602

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Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Leighton suffered a high ankle sprain and was day-to-day "for now."

Leighton will have an MRI exam to determine the severity of the injury. He said he felt fine standing up but was in pain when he crouched.

When Leighton went to the bench, the Flyers trailed, 2-1. Twenty seconds later, Jerred Smithson made it 3-1 when he scored on his own rebound.

After Jeff Carter's 11th goal in the last 12 games gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 1:21 into the game, Nashville quickly answered.

Leighton, who made his 15th straight start, couldn't find the puck near his skates, and Steve Sullivan knocked it loose and into the net with 15:27 left in the first period. About 21/2 minutes later, Erat scored from the slot, putting a shot inside the right post after taking a nice feed from Arnott.

After the deficit reached 3-1, the Flyers applied lots of pressure on Rinne, but he stopped 16 of 17 shots in the first period.

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Not sure how you sprain an ankle in a hockey skate unless its missing the friggin laces, but whatever.
What?

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Never fear, I hear Paul Holmgren is in negotiations with this guy:


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Never fear, I hear Paul Holmgren is in negotiations with this guy:

Is that Kevin Weekes?

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Emery done for season, Leighton out, Backlund out, Boucher starting for us and.......so Duschene is our ****ing NHL back up...seriously.



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Is that Kevin Weekes?
Weekes wishes he had that guy's lateral mobility.

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Not sure how you sprain an ankle in a hockey skate unless its missing the friggin laces, but whatever.
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True, but skaters can get high ankle sprains as well.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3203602
Of course you can sprain your ankle in hockey skates, why wouldnt you be able to? I dont understand how you would think its weird.

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Of course you can sprain your ankle in hockey skates, why wouldnt you be able to? I dont understand how you would think its weird.
...especially given the fact that it happens all the time.

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What's the deal with Backlund? I see the post about him not practicing today, but anyone know more about his status? What's his injury? I've got a good feeling about that dude. Unfortunately, that feeling is based solely on the fact that I think his name is pretty cool.

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It's not the ankle, it's the high ankle.

This usually is fairly serious, it kept Fleury out for over a month two years ago iirc.
Haha thanks for sprucing up my post MSE


Yea if its bad its a long term injury.

I am in med school now, but just matched to radiology yesterday (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) so ill be able to explain this stuff WELL to all you guys soon enough.

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What's the deal with Backlund? I see the post about him not practicing today, but anyone know more about his status? What's his injury? I've got a good feeling about that dude. Unfortunately, that feeling is based solely on the fact that I think his name is pretty cool.
One of the posters on the Adirondack blog who was at the game said that he was flexing his left leg at the end of the game and thinks that may be the issue.

http://www.poststar.com/app/blogs/?cat=784

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One of the posters on the Adirondack blog who was at the game said that he was flexing his left leg at the end of the game and thinks that may be the issue.

http://www.poststar.com/app/blogs/?cat=784
Thanks...hopefully it's nothing serious.

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Maybe Holmgrem could make a deal with the Isles so they would put Biron on waivers and he later trades them a pick or something.

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....and this is what happens when the GM is unable to make a trade to secure a bonafide goalie because:
A) he already has the team up against the wall with the salary cap;
B) he already moved assets to acquire that "hammer" on defense.

Now, Leighton is hurt and the Flyers have to rely on Boucher to get them to the playoffs. This is EXACTLY the reason why Holmgren should be fired. Rather than place this team in a position to succeed, he's put them in a position to fail and instead of taking blame for messing up the cap, pillaging the franchise of any assets and leaving an idiot in charge of the asylum, he points fingers elsewhere. Seriously Ed Snider, pull your head out of your rectum and fire Holmgren now before he goes off season shopping and screws up this franchise even further......

EDIT: Now that I've seen the standings, this is even uglier than what I thought it would be. If Laviolette and Holmgren honestly believe that Boucher can win at least 10 of the next 13 games, then I've got land in Florida to sell them. And it's going to be 10 games because with a high ankle sprain, it's at least a 5 to 8 game minimum that Leighton will miss. Add in the fact that it'll probably take a couple of games to get his groove back (which means a rehab assignment to Adirondack) and this is a monumental mess. Yep, I'm pissed. This season falls COMPLETELY on Holmgren. I hope he gets his ass canned soon.


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Of course you can sprain your ankle in hockey skates, why wouldnt you be able to? I dont understand how you would think its weird.
If you have them tied tight there shouldn't be an issue with twisting an ankle unless you go into the boards feet first, but someone earlier said goalie skates are shorter than position player skates which I completely forgot about.

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Flyers GM Holmgren Signs Shooter Tutor to Contract

Philadelphia - March 16, 2010. Just 3 hours after the loss of starting goaltender Michael Leighton, Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren announced the signing of a Shooter Tutor for the final playoff run.

The deal is reported to be a one-year $79.99 deal, with a reported No Movement Clause. GM Holmgren confirmed the deal with the local Wal-Mart moments after the Flyers' shootout loss to the Nashville Predators.

Wal-Mart Assistant Supervisor Grant Smiley acknowledged that the deal had been brewing for weeks.

"Yeah, Mr. Holmgren has been coming in since January and lingering in the sports department," said Smiley. "We had to ask him to leave several times at store closing. The Shooter Tutor has been up on display since October, and, truth be told, he just missed the special in our circular two weeks ago."

Smiley indicated that Holmgren "appeared agitated" while waiting in the express line. "He said he thought the woman in the relaxed-fit jogging pants was looking to outbid him.

"The price was $48.99, but Mr. Holmgren offered the cashier $79.99 and threw in a second-round draft pick. I don't know much about the NHL draft, but we could use another assistant inventory clerk."

To clear salary cap space, Flyers winger Claude Giroux was put on waivers.

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