No worries..Eklund's awesome sources say Leighton won't be picked up...
However, the scouts I talk to are all VERY aware that Leighton's back is a HUGE question mark which will scare off teams. There was a point the Rangers were a likely candidate to snag him...if for no other reason than to keep him away from the Flyers and get a cheap backup for next year.
But talking to scouts....there are more than a few who tell me unfortunately Leighton's back won't be able to hold up at the NHL level...probably ever.
The accuracy of your statement reached its peak at "anything", Jester.
I actually don't mind Eklund if you're just looking for some water cooler talk (as he clearly does have connections), but anything beyond that is a waste of everyone's time. Dude has F ups on a regular basis regarding pretty basic stuff.
I pity the poor person whose responsibility it is to answer the waiver-claim phone. "NHL waivers, please hold." RING "NHL waivers, please hold." RING "NHL waivers, please hold." RING "NHL waivers, please hold." RING "NHL waivers, please hold. I said I would get to you, Mr. Snow!!"