Flyers' Laughton released from hospital, will miss Game 5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers say forward Scott Laughton has been released from the hospital and is doing well a day after being taken off the ice on a stretcher.

The team says he won't travel to Washington for Game 5 Friday on night and that it will provide an update in the coming days.

Laughton was hit by Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson and crashed into the boards during the first period of Game 4 of the teams' first-round playoff series. Laughton was fitted with a neck brace and taken to a local hospital, where he stayed overnight.

Teammates said Thursday they heard from trainer Jim McCrossin that Laughton was walking around and talking at the hospital and was expected to be released.

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