Bob MacKenzie reports, via Twitter, both of these players have been placed on waivers.
According to Chip Alexander’s Canes Now starter Cam Ward is expected to play Wednesday making the Leighton expendable to the team. In parts of three seasons with Carolina the 28-year-old held a line of 8-12-0-2 averaging a GAA of over three. With other established backups such as Joey MacDonald and Steve Valiquette passing through waivers earlier in the year I would expect there to be few takers on the veteran.
In other news the New York Islanders also placed 30-year-old Jeremy Reich on waivers. The Craik, Saskatchewan native did not play a game for the Isles and has six points over 99 career NHL games with the Bruins and Blue Jackets. He was originally drafted in the 2nd round by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
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