Laughton played two games for the Flyers this season but failed to record a point in his short time with the team. The former first round draft pick—20th overall in 2012—made some progress last year with the team but could not find his game so far this season. In his eight AHL games, however, Laughton has 2G and 6P. Consider this a temporary loan and expect to see Laughton back in a Flyers’ jersey sooner rather than later.
His replacement Taylor Leier was also drafted by the Flyers in 2012 (117th overall) and is lighting up the AHL so far this season. His 6G and 14A in 22 games are good for 12th in AHL scoring. With Matt Read injured for the next few weeks, Leier will have ample opportunity to prove himself at the NHL level.