Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Laughton could stick
By Victoria Matiash
The OHL Oshawa Generals may have to do without center Scott Laughton for a while yet. The rest of the season, maybe?
Following three games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Laughton is in no apparent danger of re-joining his junior squad.
CSNPhilly.com's Tim Panaccio:
"... (GM Paul) Holmgren also said he has no intention of sending Scott Laughton back to his junior club right now; he thinks the 18-year-old rookie is playing 'beyond his years.' The Flyers have five games to make decision on him, otherwise, they burn a year of entry-level contract eligibility, even if they send him back to juniors ..."
However, the Flyers' strategy re: Laughton could change once Danny Briere and/or Zac Rinaldo return to health. And Briere could be back as early as this weekend.