Philadelphia Flyers forwards Travis Konecny and Scott Laughton celebrating a goal
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REPORT: Flyers Place Key Forward On The Block Following Lindholm Trade

Published February 1, 2024 at 6:17 PM
BY SAMER
     
As the NHL trade deadline approaches, the scarcity of available centers has elevated their value, making them highly coveted assets. Analysts are pointing to Sean Monahan of the Montreal Canadiens as an example, anticipating a high price for his services. Now, there's news of another center entering the market.

Flyers Place Scott Laughton On The Trade Block



Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Danny Briere, recognizing the demand, has reluctantly started gauging interest in veteran center Scott Laughton. Briere's preference is to retain Laughton, but the allure of potential returns is driving the consideration.

According to TSN Insider Darren Dreger, Briere and the Flyers are taking calls on Laughton due to the relatively thin center market.


"The Center market is relatively thin. Hence, the @NHLFlyers are taking calls on Scott Laughton. They're not eager to trade him but Danny Briere is gauging the interest." - Darren Dreger


Laughton, 29, has been a fixture with the Flyers since being drafted 20th overall in 2012, amassing 569 regular-season games, 87 goals, and 219 points. With two more years left on his current contract after this season, carrying a $3 million annual cap hit, Laughton may not be a top-line center, but his value lies in providing depth and grit to a potential Stanley Cup contender. This season, Laughton has played 50 games, contributing 5 goals and 15 assists for 20 points.


The trade landscape is evolving, and as interest in centers intensifies, Scott Laughton's availability adds a new dynamic to the approaching deadline.


Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
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