Scary scene. Scott Laughton getting carted off after hit into boards pic.twitter.com/ktHuukePMF— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) April 20, 2016
With 3:49 left in the first, the game was paused as medical personnel attended to the 21-year-old Laughton.
Seconds earlier, Laughton tried to keep the puck away from Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson when he fell into the lower portion of the boards.
Flyers' Scott Laughton was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 3:49 remaining in 1st period. He appeared to have movement in his limbs.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 20, 2016
A neck brace was placed on Laughton.
The Capitals and Flyers tapped their sticks in unison.
Flyers fans give nice ovation for Scott Laughton as he's Carted off after collision into boards pic.twitter.com/4vcJttVP0h— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) April 20, 2016
Laughton was then carted away on a stretcher as fans in the Wells Fargo Center cheered in support.
He was taken to Jefferson University Hospital for precautionary reasons. Flyers say all tests are negative, but he will stay overnight.
The Flyers went on to defeat the Capitals 2-1.
Washington leads the series 3-1