Laughton will get a longer look this week as the Flyers will be playing without Zac Rinaldo who will be day-to-day after catching Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr’s skate in the leg and receiving 20 stitches in his right leg. Laughton will look to make the most of the next three games before forcing the Flyers’ hand in the matter. Frank Seravalli writes that the Flyers should keep Laughton for the year.
“Unlike Rinaldo, Laughton has a keen eye for the defensive zone, his positioning is stellar and he can actually contribute offensively. We have only a small sample size to go on, but Laughton is a more complete package… when everyone is healthy, the Flyers would need to waive Rinaldo, Tom Sestito or Jody Shelley to make room. Are they willing to risk losing one of those three players for Laughton?”
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