Michael Leighton cleared waivers, proving that he's not even worth half of his $1.55 million salary (which any team that picked him up would have had to pay).
Leighton will join the team on Thursday and – reportedly – start on Friday. One has to wonder, why would the Flyers do this?
Leighton provides insurance should Bob or Bouche get hurt. Yes. But the team has won all season without him. Their problem right now is scoring- not goaltending. All of a sudden, there is an uncomfortable situation for the goalies. Not to mention the fact that by placing Leighton on waivers, the Flyers were willing to risk losing him and being forced to pay half his salary. For as much as we make fun of him, he still is an adequate option – under contract – for next year. Clearly the Flyers are really interested in services this spring. And that makes me sad.