Boucher Called Up, Leighton Placed on IR
Boosh is back once again Flyers fans. The fan favorite netminder was called up to the Flyers today after Michael Leighton was placed on IR with an upper body injury. Boucher is in his 4th stint with the Flyers, last playing for the orange and black in 2010-11 where he and Sergei Bobrovsky, who now plays in Columbus for the Jackets, helped the Flyers get the 2nd seed in the East.
Boucher in 6 games with the Adirondack Phantoms posted a 2.71 GAA and a .908 save percentage. Not the best numbers, but it was just 6 games. Last season Boucher played for the Carolina Hurricanes and posted a 3.41 GAA with a .881 save percentage, but with Carolina's defense, what do you expect. Boucher's first and only season with the Canes was cut short by a shoulder injury that limited Boosh to just 10 games with the Canes.
The Flyers reacquired Boosh prior to the start of the season by trading Luke Pither to the Canes for Boucher and defenseman Mark Alt.
The Flyers will face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night and it will be the first time James Van Riemsdyk and Luke Schenn get to play against their former clubs. The Flyers will look to get to 6-6-1 on the season and make their way into the top 8 in the East while the Leafs look to continue their strong start and possibly tie the Bruins for the lead in the Northeast division if the Bruins lose tonight against the Buffalo Sabres.