Thursday, September 3, 2015

Leighton returns; Timonen to start

LOS ANGELES _ Goalie Michael Leighton will play for the Flyers in Los Angeles Thursday night, making his first start for the Flyers since his Game 6 disaster in last season’s Stanley Cup Finals. The Flyers have three goalies on the roster _ one more than they want to keep _ and they are probably showcasing Leighton for a trade. “He looks healthy and he’s ready, and we have an opportunity to get him in there,” coach Peter Laviolette said after the morning skate. Leighton had back surgery on Oct. 11. Laviolette added that Leighton’s strong performance last season was one of the reasons he was returning to the lineup. Including Thursday’s matchup, rookie Sergei Bobrovsky (15-5-3, 2.46, .919) will have started just two of the last eight games _ and his confidence has to be falling. In another matter, defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who is nursing a leg/ankle injury, said he would play Thursday. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson, just promoted from the Phantoms, took part in the morning skate, but he will be a healthy scratch. * * * *

Leighton returns; Timonen to start

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     LOS ANGELES _ Goalie Michael Leighton will play for the Flyers in Los Angeles Thursday night, making his first start for the Flyers since his Game 6 disaster in last season’s Stanley Cup Finals.
     The Flyers have three goalies on the roster _ one more than they want to keep _ and they are probably showcasing Leighton for a trade.
     “He looks healthy and he’s ready, and we have an opportunity to get him in there,” coach Peter Laviolette said after the morning skate.
      Leighton had back surgery on Oct. 11.
     Laviolette added that Leighton’s strong performance last season was one of the reasons he was returning to the lineup.
     Including Thursday’s matchup, rookie Sergei Bobrovsky (15-5-3, 2.46, .919) will have started just two of the last eight games _ and his confidence has to be falling.
    In another matter, defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who is nursing a leg/ankle injury, said he would play Thursday. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson, just promoted from the Phantoms, took part in the morning skate, but he will be a healthy scratch.
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   Backup goalie Jonathan Bernier (4-5, 2.64, .907) will start for Terry Murray's Kings, who will be playing their fourth game in five nights.

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