Michael Leighton

#32 G / Carolina Hurricanes / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 186 lb Age: 35 College: None

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  • Leighton -- a depth goalie for Hurricanes affiliate AHL Charlotte -- will undergo surgery as the result of an undisclosed injury that will keep him shelved for 4-to-6 weeks. As noted in this latest report, Leighton had been dominant in the minors this season, fashioning a 2.17 GAA over 23 games -- tied for fourth in the league. Tom McCollum was loaned from Calgary's system at the AHL trade deadline and will serve as the replacement.

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  • Leighton was assigned to AHL Charlotte on Thursday. The 35-year-old has only played in four games this year, allowing 12 goals on 92 shots, so he hasn't been great in his limited action. He has a .918 save percentage and 2.32 GAA in the AHL though, so he has been solid in the minors, where he will likely stay unless the Hurricanes need goalie depth again.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Leighton: Makes 17 saves in loss
    By RotoWire Staff

    Leighton made just 17 saves in a 3-2 loss to Columbus on Saturday. The lights are barely on for this struggling 35-year-old netminder. This was Leighton's third start this season and his record is 2-2. But he's going nowhere fast with an .870 save percentage.

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  • Leighton will guard the goal in Saturday's road game against the Blue Jackets. Leighton hasn't played well in limited action with the big club this season, posting a 2-1-0 record with an ugly 3.53 GAA and .875 save percentage over three appearances. The 35-year-old backstop will look to get on track in a highly unfavorable road matchup with a Blue Jackets team that's averaging an impressive 3.61 goals per game at home this season, second in the NHL.

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  • Leighton was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Thursday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Leighton saw time in the NHL earlier this year, appearing in three games and posting a 2-1 record despite allowing nine goals. Once again, he'll provide depth behind starting goalie Cam Ward.

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Rank Among Leaders

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1 Sergei Bobrovsky G | CLB 39
2 Braden Holtby G | WAS 38
3 Devan Dubnyk G | MIN 37
3 Cam Talbot G | EDM 37
5 Carey Price G | MON 33

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultWLGASASVSV%FPTS
1/26
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L 3-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/23
L 6-1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/21
L 3-2 0 1 3 20 17 0.850 0.4
1/20
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L 7-1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/14
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W 7-4 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/13
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W 5-2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/10
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W 5-3 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0

Upcoming Games

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3/25
7:00 PM
3/27
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7:00 PM
3/28
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7:00 PM
3/30
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7:00 PM
4/01
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7:00 PM
4/02
5:00 PM
4/04
8:00 PM

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Career Stats

Year GP W L OTL Min GA SO GAA PIM FPTS
2016 4 2 2 0 210 12 0 3.43 0 17
2015 1 0 0 0 39 1 0 1.54 0 2.2
2012 1 0 1 0 59 5 0 5.08 0 -0.8
2010 1 1 0 0 60 4 0 4.00 0 7.4
2009 34 17 9 2 1799 85 1 2.83 0 168.8
2008 19 6 7 1 1029 50 0 2.92 4 72.4
2007 3 1 1 0 158 7 0 2.66 0 10.2
2006 5 2 2 0 214 14 0 3.93 0 15.6
2003 34 6 18 3 1988 99 2 2.99 2 121.1
2002 8 2 3 1 447 21 1 2.82 0 36
3 Year Avg 1 0 0 0 39 1 0 1.54 0 2.2
Career 110 37 43 7 6004 298 4 2.98 6

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