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Laughton’s back. Tell a friend.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced via Twitter tonight that, in the wake of Claude Giroux’s injury, the team recalled center Scott Laughton.
Laughton, who was drafted 20th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2012, has 11 points in 13 games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Due to the injuries suffered by Giroux, Michael Raffl and others, calling up Laughton became the logical option, despite GM Ron Hextall’s insistence upon being patient with prospects and allowing them to develop.
After Giroux missed the team’s season ticket holder event last night, it was announced today that the star center was suffering a lower-body injury but Hextall suggested that he would miss days and not weeks of play. The sleuthing of Tim Panaccio might suggest that is not the case, though.
The injury allegedly occurred during yesterday’s practice.
It is expected that Laughton will make his season debut against the New York Rangers tomorrow night. Laughton played five games as a Flyer during the 2012-2013 season. Despite his strong play, he failed to register a point.
As part of this transaction, Blair Jones was loaned to the Phantoms.