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Scott Laughton | Center | #21

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/30/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (20) / PHI

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Scott Laughton and Nick Schultz will be a healthy scratches in Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins.
Laughton, who was the Flyers' first round pick in 2012, has only skated in two games this season. Schultz has three assists in nine games this season. He's been a healthy scratch in nine straight games. Nov 29 - 7:35 PM

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The Flyers will scratch Scott Laughton on Sunday against the Flames.

The 22-year-old has seen just a pair of games with the Flyers this season, this after scoring 21 points in 71 games last season for them. He's loaded with talent, and likely just needs some more time to work back into game shape.
Nov 27 - 12:35 PM

Scott Laughton has been recalled by Philadelphia.

The Flyers made the move after placing center Sean Couturier on injured reserve. Laughton has registered two goals and six assists in eight games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL this year. He had 21 points in 71 outings for the Flyers in 2015-16.
Nov 23 - 12:18 PM

Scott Laughton (lower body) has been activated off the injured reserve list and sent to the minors.

Laughton was sidelined going into the season. He recently was sent to the minors on a conditioning stint, but now that he's healthy, the Flyers have decided to reassign him on a potentially longer-term basis.
Nov 9 - 5:32 PM

Scott Laughton (lower body) has completed his conditioning stint.

Although Laughton is back with the Flyers, he's still on the long-term injured reserve list. Still, after playing in two AHL games he's probably very close to being ready for activation. "I feel good," he said. "I thought I played OK in the first few games there, felt better definitely the second game, so we’ll see where it takes me." It's not clear what will come of him once he's activated though. It's possible he'll stay with the team, but it wouldn't be surprising if he was sent to the AHL.
Nov 8 - 9:49 AM

Scott Laughton has been assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on a conditioning assignment.

He is ready to play again for the first time this season after recovering from a lower-body injury. Laughton will get some game action in the minors before returning to the big club.
Nov 3 - 11:55 AM

Scott Laughton practiced (lower body) practiced on Sunday without the use of a non-contact jersey.

The 22-year-old is looking to continue to build up his talents, as he's posted 27 points in 107 games thus far. He scored at higher rates in the minors, so we'd expect him to blossom eventually.
Oct 23 - 7:37 PM

Scott Laughton (lower body) isn't likely to go on the long-term injured reserve.

Laughton is expected to miss the next three-to-four weeks. The reason why the Flyers would put Laughton on the LTIR is because they're in a tough cap spot and the move would provide them with some temporary relief. Temporary is the key word though and it seems that because of that Flyers GM Ron Hextall isn't likely to exercise that option. "We have to figure some things out," Hextall said. "It’s not as helpful as you think. We have two things to deal with. A roster of 23 and a cap issue. It’s more the cap issue that gets complicated. … The roster spot is not an issue right now. It’s the cap."
Oct 7 - 10:32 AM

Scott Laughton will miss the next three-to-four weeks due to a lower-body injury.

Even in a best case scenario, Laughton will probably miss Philadelphia's first seven regular season games as a result of this injury. He had seven goals and 21 points in 71 contests in 2015-16.
Oct 6 - 1:31 PM

Scott Laughton insists he's not focused on a new contract.

He's entering the final year of his current deal and a big year would go a long way in ensuring he's back in Philly next season. The 22-year-old played 71 games for the Flyers last season, but was made a healthy scratch down the stretch. "A lot of people have a lot to say about it, but I'm going to focus on what I can do, and yeah it's a contract year, but I just want to play games, help the team win and go from there," Laughton said. "I'm not focused on a contract or anything like that. I'm focused on making the team and being with those guys again." He had seven goals and 21 points in 2015-16. Don't expect him to have much fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sep 10 - 10:50 AM

Scott Laughton wants to be a top-six forward as early as next season.

The center played mostly on the third line this season and was a healthy scratch in seven games down the stretch of the regular season. He ended up with 21 points in 71 games and was injured in the playoffs after falling awkwardly into the boards in Game 4 of the first round. He never returned to action but is now healthy. "I'm comfortable with anywhere they put me," Laughton said. "I've said it for the past couple of years. So I am going to work on my game and be ready wherever." Laughton will have a tough time displacing Sean Couturier from the second line center spot and has no chance of beating out Claude Giroux as the top center so a return to the third unit is likely in 2016-17.
May 8 - 8:13 AM

There's some more good news for Scott Laughton.

Laughton will skate on Monday, which is a nice step forward considering he was in the hospital just days ago. There is no timetable for his return to the lineup, however.
Apr 23 - 1:45 PM

Scott Laughton (upper body) is out of the hospital.

Laughton was taken out of Wednesday's game on a stretcher after sliding violently into the end boards. The Flyers said he's doing well, but he won't join his teammates in Washington and will miss Friday's game.
Apr 21 - 5:18 PM

Philadelphia center Scott Laughton was injured in the first period of the Flyers' 2-1 playoff triumph over the Washington Capitals Wednesday night.

Laughton was removed from the ice on a stretcher after falling awkwardly into the boards with 3:49 left in the first period of Game 4. Laughton hit the end boards behind the Capitals' net back-first and he was taken to the hospital. The Flyers said his injury is not serious and he will remain there overnight strictly for precautionary reasons.
Apr 20 - 11:16 PM

Scott Laughton is expected to draw into the Flyers lineup Saturday.

Laughton will replace the injured Sean Couturier who is out for a couple of weeks with a shoulder injury. "He played well in New York the other night so he’s got a game under his belt in case we need to put him in the lineup [Saturday]," coach Dave Hakstol said. "Obviously we’ve got to think about different line combinations that we may go with. He’s a pretty versatile player so I know if we need him [Saturday], he’ll be ready to go." Laughton had been a healthy scratch in nine of the Flyers last 11 games so he is itching to get back in the lineup. Laughton had 21 points in 71 games this season for Philadelphia and is a solid two-way player.
Apr 16 - 8:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Boyd Gordon
4Scott Laughton
5Nick Cousins
6Roman Lyubimov
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Travis Konecny
4Michael Raffl
5Chris VandeVelde
6Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Nick Schultz
5Radko Gudas
6Ivan Provorov
7Brandon Manning
8Andrew MacDonald
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz