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Flyers’ Laughton taken off on stretcher after crashing into boards

Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton was taken off the ice on a stretcher after crashing into the boards during the first period of Game 4 against the Washington Capitals.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton was taken off the ice on a stretcher in the first peroid of Wednesday’s Game 4 against the Washington Capitals at the Well Fargo Center.

Laughton appeared to lose an edge as he was checked by Capitals defenseman John Carlson and slid hard into the boards behind the net. He laid motionless and the game was stopped while he was attended to by medical staff.

According to the Flyers, Laughton was transported to Jefferson Hospital for precautionary reasons.  

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Laughton played 3:07 with a shot on goal on Wednesday. He had averaged 12:12 of ice in two games this series, was -1 with seven shots in Games 2 and 3.

-- Cait Platt