LMAO. Wikipedia is always good for a laugh! I just looked up his Wikipedia page and it says this:
Jay Leach was drafted in the fifth round (115th overall) by the Phoenix Coyotes. After spending several years in minor hockey leagues, he signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins on September 26, 2003. With this team he appeared in his first two NHL games during the 2005-06 season, collecting no points and seven penalty minutes. Leach spent most of his time in the Bruins organization with their AHL affiliate in Providence. On July 3, 2007, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He played in two games for the Lightning during the 2007-08 season, but spent most of the season in the AHL. On February 26, 2008 he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks. He signed with the New Jersey Devils during the 2008 offseason. On November 6, 2009, Leach was claimed by the Montreal Canadiens through re-entry waivers, he was then traded to Pittsburgh Penguins for Sidney Crosby and Marc-André Fleury.
I'll take a wild guess and assume that this was done as a precautionary move since the Habs D are dropping like flies. With Markov, O'Byrne, and Gill injured, plus last night Spacek was injured but came back. The Habs have Alex Henry who has been out since preseason but is due back any day now and might be ready this weekend but if not they have on the farm, PK Subban, Yanick Weber, Andre Benoit, Fred St-Denis and Chad Anderson plus Mike Butso who I think is now healthy.
So with the Habs playing tomorrow and Hamilton playing tonight and Sunday, the Habs and Dogs are very thin on defensemen if anything is wrong with Spacek. If not they would have to call someone from Hamilton which would mean they would have to play with 5 D.