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11-19-2010, 04:15 PM
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UPDATE: December 6, 2010, post #42 -- Leighton will remain on LTIR

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/f...o-to-phantoms/

Holmgren says Leighton will go to Phantoms

November 19, 2010 • 4:46 pm

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Michael Leighton (Oct. 11 back surgery) rotated in and out of the net at Friday’s practice and said he’s been medically cleared to take shots.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said players on long-term injury reserve are permitted up to six days of rehab time in the minors and that he plans on assigning Leighton to the AHL Phantoms next weekend when they play games Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“We’d like to get him in two or three games,” Holmgren said.

Leighton, who has not played since Sept. 24, is still having some numbness in his leg and welcomes the idea of a rehab stint.


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that "still having numbness" thing is worrying.

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that "still having numbness" thing is worrying.
LTIR him for the duration, lol.

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Only 6 days? That's a terribly short amount of time for a conditioning stint. Not sure how you're supposed to go from barely practicing to NHL-ready in less than a week.

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Only 6 days? That's a terribly short amount of time for a conditioning stint. Not sure how you're supposed to go from barely practicing to NHL-ready in less than a week.
That's the norm actually.

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Only 6 days? That's a terribly short amount of time for a conditioning stint. Not sure how you're supposed to go from barely practicing to NHL-ready in less than a week.
I imagine after he's taken off LTIR he can then be loaned for a 14-day stint.

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Actually, he should still be allowed to be on LTIR while on the conditioning stint.

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that "still having numbness" thing is worrying.
nah, more like par for the course. Is that not a red flag or what?

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Wasn't this expected?

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That's the norm actually.
That's even more crazy to me.

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unlike you lot, im glad to hear Leights is accepting the AHL stint without putting on a sad face..

looking forward to hearing how he does and when he returns to the lineup for the Flyers..

just hope its in time for the stop in Vancouver, which is coming up fast dammit...

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nah, more like par for the course. Is that not a red flag or what?
I know, right?


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he deserves to stay in the phantoms a) because he hid the injury and b) he isnt that good to begin with

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Leighton needs to show in Adirondack that a) he's healthy and b) good enough to come back to the big club. I hope that Leighton gets lots of ice time to sink or swim.

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Upon further review:

Holmgren said (today, Nov. 24) that Leighton will not be going to the Phantoms this weekend but not due to a setback.

EDIT: Tim P. on CSNPhilly now has it posted...

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For goalie Michael Leighton. He will not be going to the Phantoms this weekend for game action. "He's still not ready," general manager Paul Holmgren said, adding he did not consider this a "setback."


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Upon further review:

Holmgren said (today, Nov. 24) that Leighton will not be going to the Phantoms this weekend.
Just waive him.

We all know Bob is that setback.

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Upon further review:

Holmgren said (today, Nov. 24) that Leighton will not be going to the Phantoms this weekend but not due to a setback.
Yeah....Bob's 12 wins, 2.21GAA and .925 save percentage I would say is a setback for Leighton so is him trying to hide his injury!

But seriously what is the setback? Did he stub his toe on the suitcase by his bed?

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No need to rush Leighton when Bob is pure awesome.

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He is probably saying it is not a setback, because previously Leighton was ahead of schedule and practicing.

No need to rush him.

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it's not a setback because homer doesn't know what a spine is

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In my personal experience with a similar injury (mine did not require surgery) I went from severe pain to very little pain but numbness in my leg/foot. The numbness lasted for some time and then gradually disappeared until I was pretty much recovered. It could be that Leighton's recovery is taking a similar route.

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Yeah....Bob's 12 wins, 2.21GAA and .925 save percentage I would say is a setback for Leighton so is him trying to hide his injury!

But seriously what is the setback? Did he stub his toe on the suitcase by his bed?
Lol. Yeah Leighton, and every other goalie seems to be becoming obsolete at this point. I was highly skeptical of Bob at first, but I am beyond sold now.

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it's not a setback because homer doesn't know what a spine is
No, what Holmgren said was that Leighton didn't have a "set back", which means it's still messed up. Just like Leighton doesn't have a "set 5-hole" or "set basic positioning on ridiculous Cup-winning shots".

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Per Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, Michael Leighton will report to the Flyers AHL affiliate, Adirondack Phantoms, for a 6-day conditioning period.
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The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have loaned 6-3, 186-lb goaltender Michael Leighton to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, for a six-day conditioning period, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

Leighton, 29 (5/19/81), is in his ninth NHL season, his third with the Flyers. The native of Petrolia, Ontario signed a two-year contract extension on June 30, 2010. He underwent back surgery on October 11, a partial discectomy, performed by Dr. Alex Vacarro at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia.


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