Leighton will start tonight in L.A.

LOS ANGELES _ For the first time since his Game 6 disaster in last season's Stanley Cup Finals, Michael Leighton will be in the Flyers' nets Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Leighton, who had back surgery on Oct. 11, will oppose Kings backup Jonathan Bernier.

Defenseman Kimmo Timonen, nursing a lower-body injury, said he will play Thursday.

--Sam Carchidi



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