With the news that Andrew MacDonald would be placed on waivers, the Flyers final roster was solidified. That right there locked 21-year-old Scott Laughton and 25-year-old Brandon Manning onto the opening night roster.
But it was really more than that. In practices on both Saturday and Monday, Laughton and Manning were not extras. They are here to play. The Flyers had forwards Sam Gagner and Vincent Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn dressed as extras in practice.
Laughton, in his fourth camp with the Flyers, and Manning, brought to camp on a one-way contract, were a large part of the discussion during camp as the Flyers looked for ways to fit them in. On Monday, they did.