Welcome the Big Bear back to the ice tonight in Los Angeles.
Yes, in the same building that has its floor graced by Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson's casket, comes the return of… Michael Leighton. Lights out on Leighton will make his triumphant uncomfortable return to the ice tonight at the Staples Center.
Philly.com has the report. It will be Leighton's first game action since Patrick Kane slipped the puck under his pads last Spring.
With Sergei Bobrovsky looking somewhat average lately, this could be an opportunity for Leighton to play himself back into a full-time role. The Flyers plan, for at least the immediate future, to carry three goaltenders, in an uncomfortable game of "who's playing?"
My take? Leighton has painfully slow lateral quickness and is nothing for than an average goalie who benefitted from a fantastic defense in the playoffs. I'm not thrilled.
Weird highlight video that ends in… well, you know how it ends.