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Coburn to return; Flyers claim goalie

Danny Syvret was originally called up from Adirondack to replace Ole-Kristian Tollefsen in the lineup tonight in Pittsburgh.

Coburn to return; Flyers claim goalie

Braydon Coburn, seen here getting tripped up in October, will return to the Flyers´ defensive lineup tonight in Pittsburgh. (AP file photo/Michael Perez)
Braydon Coburn, seen here getting tripped up in October, will return to the Flyers' defensive lineup tonight in Pittsburgh. (AP file photo/Michael Perez)

Danny Syvret was originally called up from Adirondack to replace Ole-Kristian Tollefsen in the lineup tonight in Pittsburgh.

Instead, the Flyers called him and told him not to come, that Braydon Coburn would be ready to return tonight in Pittsburgh. He missed last night's game with an ankle injury.

Syvret had two points in 13 games with the Flyers this year, then scored seven points in eight games with Adirondack.

Tollefsen is out 3-4 weeks with a sprained left MCL, but this is not the knee that caused him to miss a large portion of the season with Columbus last year.

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The Flyers also have claimed goalie Michael Leighton from Carolina off re-entry waivers to back up Brian Boucher. The Flyers will send Johan Backlund back to Adirondack.

Leighton, who played briefly for the Flyers in 2007, had cleared waivers and was heading back to Albany, of the AHL. In seven games for Carolina this season, Leighton has a 4.28 goals-against and .848 save percentage.

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