April 20, 2016
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.
Rough collision with the boards for Scott Laughton pic.twitter.com/yjEz5mo22g— Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) April 20, 2016
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.
Really, really did not look good afterwards. Truly hope he's ok. pic.twitter.com/dLFfeHNW1c— Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) April 20, 2016
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.
More to come.