Flyers Sign Michael Leighton To Two Year Deal, Likely As Backup

From Broad Street Hockey:

According to Rogers' Sportsnet, the Flyers have signed Michael Leighton to a two-year, $3.1 million deal. The move keeps him off of the free agent market tomorrow, and we should've expected this to come down at some point today.

It's a cap-friendly deal, as Leighton comes in at just about $1.5 million a season, but Leights gets a very nice raise from the 600k he made last season (and of which the Flyers paid about 30 cents).

Does this signing spell the end of the Flyers hopes of signing another goaltender in free agency? Not quite. The Flyers could still go after a free agent goalie to be their starter, buy out or trade Brian Boucher and have Leighton serve as their backup.

More at BSH.

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