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Chicago Blackhawks: Stan Bowman Moves, Year In Review

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Apr 25, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Michael Leighton (49) warms up before the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blue Jackets defeated the Stars 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Michael Leighton (49) warms up before the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blue Jackets defeated the Stars 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

June 30th, 2015: Michael Leighton, goaltender, signs a 1-year, $575,000 with the Chicago Blackhawks

Initial Reaction: The Blackhawks re-signed their insurance policy for the AHL. Leighton went 22-13-4 with a 2.41 goals-against average and .920 save percentage last regular season.

Current Assessment: The Blackhawks also re-signed a veteran just in case Crawford or Darling got hurt. They were in bad shape several years ago until Raanta steadied the ship. The Blackhawks had to use Kent Simpson in net.

Grade: A

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