While we don’t know when he will get his next day off, we do know that Michael Leighton will not be the one who will backup Bryzgalov this week. According to reports, general manager Paul Holmgren has placed Leighton on injured reserve and he will be out 7-10 days with an upper body injury suffered in practice. With Leighton on IR, the Flyers recalled veteran goaltender Brian Boucher from the Adirondack Phantoms. Boucher was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes on January 13th for his fourth stint with the Flyers organization.
The 36 year old Boucher worked out with the Flyers at the SkateZone at Voorhees during the NHL Lockout. Boucher was 2-4-0 with 2.71 goals against average and a .908 save percentage in six starts for the Phantoms this season.
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