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Sports Flyers activate Scott Laughton from IR

01:16  06 april  2022
01:16  06 april  2022 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton is back. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton is back.

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday that they activated forward Scott Laughton off injured reserve after missing roughly three and a half weeks with a concussion. In a corresponding transaction, the team also loaned forward Hayden Hodgson back to the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Laughton suffered the concussion after playing 11 shifts in a March 10 game against the Florida Panthers. He’d been taking on his biggest role yet in Philadelphia this year prior to the injury, scoring 11 goals and 28 points in 54 games while averaging more than 16 minutes of ice time per game for the first time in his career.

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Historically a strong play-driving forward, Laughton continued to outperform his $3M cap hit this year, and the Flyers hope that he gets back to full health and serves as a solid depth piece for years to come. While they may still be in rebuilding mode for the next few seasons, Laughton, under contract through 2025-26, can serve as a veteran leader in what could be a tough stretch of seasons for the team.

He will return to the lineup against Columbus Tuesday, projected to center a unit between newcomer Noah Cates and Travis Konecny.

Hodgson, meanwhile, returns to Lehigh Valley after a strong showing during his first five games in the NHL, registering a goal, an assist and a -1 rating. He won’t get a chance to make a playoff impact there, however, as Lehigh Valley sits last in its division with 13 games remaining.

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