Laughton could stick

Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton stands an excellent chance of playing in the NHL this season. At least to start.

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests the 18-year-old center "looks like a lock to make the Flyers' opening-day roster", since Tye McGinn was sent back to the AHL Phantoms. In practice, Laughton has been playing on a line with wingers Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read.

It's The decision to keep Laughton all season long would come as a surprise. However, a five-game 'tryout' for the 2012 first-round pick -- without burning the first year of his contract -- could suit the Flyers nicely.