Philadelphia Flyers Lose Michael Leighton For a Month

Tab BamfordSenior Writer ISeptember 28, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 09:  Michael Leighton #49 of the Philadelphia Flyers takes a drink before Game Six of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Wachovia Center on June 9, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The news out of Philadelphia is all too familiar. A goalie is injured.

Playoff hero Michael Leighton has a bulging disc in his back, and will miss the first month of the season. Brian Boucher, who was the Flyers' starter in the playoffs until he got hurt, will assume the top spot on the depth chart once again.