Leighton has appeared in seven games for the 'Canes this year, posting a 4.28 goals-against average, a record of 1-4-0, and a .848 save percentage.
He allowed six goals against the Flyers on Oct. 31 in Carolina's 6-1 loss to Philadelphia.
This will be Leighton's second stint with the Orange 'n Black as he played four games with the Flyers in the 2006-07 season when Robert Esche was injured. He was 2-2-0 with a 3.70 GAA with Philadelphia before being waived.
Leighton will backup Brian Boucher for the time being while Ray Emery recovers from surgery.
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