Blackhawks bring back Michael Leighton

Michael Leighton stretches during game day skate in Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, June 2, 2010....

Michael Leighton stretches during game day skate in Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, June 2, 2010. (Alex Urosevic/QMI Agency)

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Veteran goaltender Michael Leighton signed a one-year contract to begin a second tour of duty with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Leighton played for Chicago from 2002-04 before going from Nashville to Carolina to Philadelphia to Nashville and back to the Flyers, where he played five seasons before spending last season in the KHL.

The 33-year-old is 8-4 in 16 Stanley Cup Playoff games and currently holds the NHL record for most shutouts in a postseason series (three vs. Montreal in 2010 Eastern Conference Final).

Leighton was a sixth-round pick (165th overall) by the Blackhawks in the 1999 NHL Draft. He was (8-21-10) with a 2.81 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage with Chicago.

Leighton also has 171 career victories in the AHL.


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