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Michael Leighton, Tom Sestito waived by Flyers

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05:16 PM ET 02.28 | The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Thursday afternoon that the club has waived forward Tom Sestito and goaltender Michael Leighton. The team is hoping that both players clear waivers so that they can be assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Leighton was originally supposed to be the club's backup goaltender this year, but only made one start before getting hurt during an optional skate. Sestito is still ailing from an injury but played well in spot duty with the Flyers. Despite the club's desire to place him on the AHL roster, there is belief that he will be claimed on waivers, potentially by the Edmonton Oilers.

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February 28, 2013  05:42 PM ET

Damn. There goes our bet Phantom.

February 28, 2013  05:49 PM ET

Last night on Jeopardy:

The worst goalie to ever come close to getting a sniff at the cup.

Anser: Who is Leighton?

February 28, 2013  05:52 PM ET

Don't bet against Snow grabbing up another goalie.

February 28, 2013  06:43 PM ET

Harry!!! What are your Flames doing?

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February 28, 2013  11:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Last night on Jeopardy:The worst goalie to ever come close to getting a sniff at the cup.Anser: Who is Leighton?

LOL

March 1, 2013  12:10 AM ET

Michael Leighton might be the cure for what ails the Flames goal tending situation. And Tom Sestito will add some much needed size and muscle to the Oilers pint size forwards.

March 1, 2013  07:03 AM ET
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Michael Leighton might be the cure for what ails the Flames goal tending situation. And Tom Sestito will add some much needed size and muscle to the Oilers pint size forwards.

Kiprusoff has 1 more year left on his contract and clearly has not been a solid goalie this year but they may be due to the lower body injury that finally put him on the DL, he is 36 so it is past time that they move in another direction as MacDonald and Irving don't seem to be the answer. Taking a 31 yr old Leighton may seem like a good move but then again its only a backstop for what maybe 2 or 3 years. Best option for the Flames IMO is to wait on FA and pray Mikka can recover in about 2 weeks and return be servicable for the next 1 1/2 years.

March 1, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Don't bet against Snow grabbing up another goalie.

I think I would at this point. They want to give Poulin a real shot to play at the NHL level.

March 1, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Don't bet against Snow grabbing up another goalie.

why would Leighton be in THAT mix?

March 1, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Damn. There goes our bet Phantom.

What do you mean? Leighton played a game :)

 
March 1, 2013  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Kiprusoff has 1 more year left on his contract and clearly has not been a solid goalie this year but they may be due to the lower body injury that finally put him on the DL, he is 36 so it is past time that they move in another direction as MacDonald and Irving don't seem to be the answer. Taking a 31 yr old Leighton may seem like a good move but then again its only a backstop for what maybe 2 or 3 years. Best option for the Flames IMO is to wait on FA and pray Mikka can recover in about 2 weeks and return be servicable for the next 1 1/2 years.

I think Kiprusoff's "best before" date is about to run out. I mean, that guy carried the Flames on his back for how many years now? Something's gotta give.

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