Leighton gave up one goal on 17 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Stars. The netminder relieved Scott Darling after the first period. Leighton was recalled on March 17 due to Corey Crawford's upper-body injury, and unfortunately was pressed into duty with Darling struggling to keep ahold of the Dallas offense. The 34-year-old netminder had not made an NHL appearance since January 2013 with the Flyers, so dusting off is an understatement for Leighton. Even still, it's tough to envision the 1999 sixth-round pick making any sort of impact on Chicago moving forward.
Leighton was recalled by the Blackhawks on Thursday. Leighton was recalled Thursday to supply the Blackhawks with additional depth at goaltender while Corey Crawford, who is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, is sidelined. The 34-year-old netminder has been decent in the minors this season, compiling a 26-8-0 record with a 2.44 GAA and .918 save percentage in 46 appearances. The former sixth-round pick will likely be returned to AHL Rockford as soon as Crawford is healthy.
Michael Leighton has been assigned to the AHL.
Michael Leighton signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Tuesday, ESPN Chicago reports.
Michael Leighton, who is considered fourth on the Blackhawks' goalie depth chart, continues to thrive at AHL's Rockford, getting his his 14th win Friday by turning aside 22 of the 25 shots on goal by the Texas Stars in the IceHogs' 4-3 overtime win, the team's official website reports.
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