Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Leighton has bulging disc in back

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren revealed in a Tuesday afternoon press conference that goaltender Michael Leighton has a bulging disc in his back.

The injury wasn't revealed until Leighton sought a second opinion last night that was confirmed by another doctor earlier Tuesday.

The club originally listed Leighton as day-to-day with a lower back strain. Leighton was forced to leave Friday's exhibition game after suffering an apparent back injury.

This means that prospect Sergei Bobrovsky will get a closer look with more action as the preseason continues.

Holmgren also added that Ian Laperriere will be out indefinitely while suffering from post-concussion syndrome. This is a likely outcome of the puck he took to the face during the opening round of the playoffs back in April.

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