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Flyers’ prospect Pascal Laberge concussed by dangerous hit

Laberge was picking up a lose puck near his own blue line when he was run over by Wildcats defenceman Zachary Malatesta.

Philadelphia Flyers prospect pick Pascal Laberge was concussed by a high hit from Moncton Wildcats defenceman Zachary Malatesta in QMJHL action on Saturday.

Laberge, a forward with the Victoriaville Tigres, was picking up a lose puck near his own blue line when he was run over by Malatesta.

Malatesta was assessed a five minute major and a game misconduct for checking to the head. The 20-year-old blue liner has been suspended indefinitely by the QMJHL.

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Laberge, who has two goals and two assists in seven games, left the game immediately and did not return.

The 18-year-old centre was the Flyers second-round pick, 36th overall, last June.