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April 21, 2016

Scott Laughton released from hospital, won't play in Game 5

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After suffering an injury that created a scary scene at the Wells Fargo Center during Wednesday night’s first period, Scott Laughton has been released from Jefferson Hospital, according to the team. He will not make the trip to Washington for Game 5:

First thing’s first: Good to see that Laughton is doing better, because the image of him losing and edge and crashing into the boards behind Braden Holtby’s net wasn't easy to watch.

“Scary,” Ryan White said of the play. “I know his folks are here tonight. I’m sure it was pretty scary for Bonnie, his mom. Hoping he’s going to be all right.”

“It’s extremely tough when you see a teammate go down,” Wayne Simmonds said. “We’re a family here so we’re really worried about Scott, but the best thing we could do was go out there and get that win for him.”

From an on-ice standpoint, the Flyers will luckily have Pierre-Edouard Bellemare eligible to return to the lineup for Game 5 after serving his one-game suspension on Wednesday.

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