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by Paul on 03/17/10 at 09:50 AM ET
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,
The Flyers’ season may hinge on goalie Michael Leighton’s injured left ankle.
The goalie, a waiver-wire wonder this season, suffered a high ankle sprain early in Tuesday’s 4-3 shoot-out loss to Nashville. He will have an MRI Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury.
“I just went out to get the puck and it got away from me, and I kind of went back on my leg and felt my leg pop, my ankle,” Leighton said. “It’s just the way I fell backwards. I felt something pop and it didn’t feel good.”
Brian Boucher replaced Leighton and played admirably, allowing one goal the rest of the way and helping the Flyers salvage an important point.
“Once he has settled in, he has played really well,” coach Peter Laviolette said.
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