Scott Laughton looked good in five NHL games, but the Flyers are making the right decision in sending him back to the Oshawa Generals. Had he played tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning, a year of Laughton's entry-level contact would have been burned and he likely would have stayed here for the entire season. We've talked about this more than once since training camp began and Laughton was invited, but it's not exactly an easy problem to figure out. Laughton's only 18 years old. He has a lot of growth ahead of him, and you can't argue that there's no value in him getting NHL experience at such a young age. Being around the NHL game, seeing how NHL players go about their business and most importantly, playing against NHL competition will undoubtedly grow his own game.
Scott Laughton sent back to juniors; Flyers make the smart call
Broad Street Hockey | Jan 27