• Flyers Reassign Laughton

    News: The Flyers reassigned Scott Laughton to AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reports.
    Analysis: With Michael Raffl (pneumonia) ready to return to game action and with Ryan White playing capably, the Flyers no longer needed the depth Scott Laughton provided at forward. Laughton tallied six points through 31 games, production that didn't make much of an argument for sticking around with the parent club.
  • Flyers Activate Laughton

    News: Scott Laughton (concussion) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Thursday against the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Scott Laughton will center a second line of Ryan White and Wayne Simmonds in his return from a seven-game absence. He's been practicing fully since Tuesday and shouldn't face any limitations in his first game back.
  • Flyers' Laughton Logs Full Practice

    News: Scott Laughton (concussion) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
    Analysis: Scott Laughton has missed the past seven games with the head injury, but doesn't seem to be experiencing any concussion symptoms at this point. He skated on a line with Wayne Simmonds and Ryan White and could be ready to play Thursday against the Islanders.
  • Flyers' Laughton Passes Concussion Test

    News: Scott Laughton passed his concussion test Sunday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Scott Laughton didn't practice with the team Sunday, but did skate on his own following practice. The fact that he passed his concussion test is a good sign, and with the team's next game not until Thursday, it seems likely he will be ready to play barring a setback.
  • Flyers' Laughton Practices, But Remains Out

    News: Scott Laughton (concussion) took part in Friday's practice, but will remain out of the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Scott Laughton has demonstrated incremental progress by getting on the ice the last two days, but the Flyers aren't quite ready to clear him for full-contact action just yet. If he continues to recover well over the weekend, Laughton will have a realistic chance at playing next Thursday against the Islanders.
  • Concussion Confirmed For Flyers' Laughton

    News: Scott Laughton confirmed Thursday that he's been dealing with a concussion, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
    Analysis: Scott Laughton has been cleared to resume skating, but likely needs to pass more tests before he's able to absorb contact. He'll sit for a fifth straight game Thursday against the Jets.
  • Flyers' Laughton Starting To Notice Progress

    News: Scott Laughton (upper body) was able to get in a skate Wednesday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: General manager Ron Hextall suggested that Scott Laughton is starting to make progress after noticing limited healing upon suffering the injury two weeks ago. Even so, Laughton hasn't resumed practicing with the team just yet, putting a return to action on the back burner for now.
  • Flyers' Laughton Not Progressing As Expected

    News: Scott Laughton (upper body) is not progressing as expected, and he won't play in Tuesday's game against the Coyotes, CSN Philadelphia reports.
    Analysis: Set to miss a fifth consecutive game, Scott Laughton is reportedly dealing with concussion symptoms. He was placed on injured reserve last Tuesday.
  • Flyers Place Laughton (Upper Body) On IR

    News: Scott Laughton (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
    Analysis: With Scott Laughton not ready to play Tuesday against the Penguins and the Flyers in need of an extra defenseman, the center was moved to IR to create roster room. The team seems to be considering Laughton as day-to-day, so there's a chance he could be ready to go for the Flyers' first game out of the All-Star break.
  • Flyers' Laughton Out Saturday

    News: Scott Laughton (upper body) will not play Saturday against Buffalo, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Scott Laughton is still recovering from a suspected concussion he suffered on Wednesday. The team is still considering Laughton day-to-day for the time being, however, he'll need to get back on the ice in some capacity before receiving clearance to play in games.