Jan 052011
For Leighton, an emotional move to the Phantoms

January 5 Philadelphia Daily News:  “When the clock struck noon yesterday, Michael Leighton was left without a date for the dance. Leighton was waived, for the fifth time in his NHL career, by the Flyers on Monday. He had hoped to stay in the NHL. Leighton was passed over by all 29 NHL teams and [More…]

Jan 042011
Michael Leighton clears waivers, goes to Phantoms

By Justin Adkins: The Flyers  have confirmed that former goaltender Michael Leighton has cleared waivers, and will be assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. No team made a claim for the former Flyer (twice now), Hurricane, Predator, Sabre, Canadien, and Duck. With the Flyers, Leighton was 17-5-2, with an 8-3 playoff record. But most teams [More…]

Dec 072010
Flyers buy some time as Leighton continues rehab

December 7 Philadelphia Daily News: “ON SUNDAY in Atlantic City, Michael Leighton said he thought he was ready to return to the NHL. Yesterday, Leighton met with Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren and goaltending coach Jeff Reese and left the meeting convinced that he is not 100 percent after October back surgery and needs more [More…]

Aug 102010
Flyers' Cote retires, will help coach Phantoms

August 10 Philadelphia Daily News “Flyers forward Riley Cote has retired and will remain in the organization as an assistant coach with the Adirondack Phantoms, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Cote, 28, played 156 games with the Flyers. He had one goal, six assists and 411 penalty minutes. He played three seasons with the [More…]