Sabres acquire G Leighton from Blackhawks

CHICAGO (Ticker) - The Buffalo Sabres acquired goaltender Michael Leighton from the Chicago Blackhawks for right wing Milan Bartovic on Tuesday.

Leighton spent last season with the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League affiliate in Norfolk and went 20-16-3 with seven shutouts and a 2.02 goals-against average in 41 games.

The 24-year-old Leighton has played in 42 games with the Blackhawks, posting a 8-21-10 record with three shutouts and a 2.96 GAG.

Bartovic , 24, had 10 goals and 18 assists in 69 games with Rochester of the AHL last season. He has appeared in 26 games with the Sabres, recording two goals and eight assists.


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Updated Tuesday, Oct 4, 2005