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April 20, 2016

Flyers' Scott Laughton taken off ice on stretcher following scary collision with boards

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Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton is taken off the ice during Game 4.

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

With the Flyers leading 1-0, Laughton appeared to lose an edge while battling with John Carlson and fell awkwardly before slamming into the lower portion of the boards, where there's much less give. 

Laughton laid prone on the ice for several minutes as doctors and trainers attended to him, appearing to focus on the back and neck area.

Laughton was conscious and did appear to be moving his hands. He was loaded onto a stretcher and taken off the ice and then to Jefferson Hospital as the fans stood an cheered to offer their support and players from both teams tapped their sticks on the board as a way to show solidarity for Laughton.

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