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Laughton could stick

1/17/2013

Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton stands an excellent chance of playing in the NHL this season. At least to start.

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests the 18-year-old center "looks like a lock to make the Flyers' opening-day roster", since Tye McGinn was sent back to the AHL Phantoms. In practice, Laughton has been playing on a line with wingers Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read.

It's The decision to keep Laughton all season long would come as a surprise. However, a five-game 'tryout' for the 2012 first-round pick -- without burning the first year of his contract -- could suit the Flyers nicely.