The Flyers loaned Laughton to AHL Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Philadelphia recalled winger Taylor Leier in a corresponding move Tuesday, so it seems as though the Flyers just wanted to shake up their bottom-six forward group ahead of the evening's matchup with Florida. Laughton has registered four shots on goal while averaging just 10:15 of ice time in two games with the big club this season.
Laughton was brought up from the minors Wednesday. Laughton's call-up comes courtesy of Sean Couturier (knee) being placed on injured reserve. The 27-year-old Laughton has yet to appearing in a game for the Flyers this season, but seems likely to be in the lineup against Tampa Bay on Wednesday. The center is averaging a point per game in Lehigh Valley and while he shouldn't be expected to produce at that level in the NHL, he's certainly is capable of contributing.
Laughton was loaned to the Flyers' AHL affiliate Wednesday. Laughton began the season on injured reserve with a knee injury, and was recently sent to AHL Lehigh Valley for a two-game conditioning stint. The 22-year-old forward is now healthy, but the Flyers aren't currently in need of his services at forward. The 2012 first-round pick tallied 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) in 71 games with Philadelphia in 2015-16, and will likely be back with the big club later this season.
Laughton (knee) skated with the fourth line during Monday's practice, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The 22-year-old forward missed the start of the season with a knee injury and is now back with the Flyers after a two-game conditioning stint with AHL Lehigh Valley. While Laughton picked up a goal and a helper in the minors over the weekend, he's yet to establish himself as a reliable scorer at the highest level, and starting out on the fourth line won't help him reverse that in short order. It's likely best to take a wait-and-see approach with the former first-round pick.
Laughton (knee) was reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley for a conditioning assignment Thursday. Laughton remains on injured reserve but will get the opportunity to test out his knee while in the minors. The Phantoms are in action both Friday and Saturday, so owners will want to look for an update on the center's status following these outings. If he can get healthy, the 22-year-old would likely bump Nick Cousins out of the lineup.
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