Ladd signed a seven-year, $38.5 million contract with the Islanders on Friday, TSN reports Ladd saw split time in Winnipeg and Chicago last season due to a mid-season trade, although he ultimately compiled a total of 25 goals and 21 assists between both employers. He'll likely share time with Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey, Cal Clutterbuck, and Nikolay Kulemin at both wings.
Ladd notched his first goal of the postseason and added an assist in Saturday's Game 6 win over the Blues. Ladd had been held off the scoresheet in the previous five games, but he came through in a big way in Game 6. Ladd scored eight times in 19 games with the Blackhawks in the regular season, so you knew it was only a matter of time for him to get going in the postseason. With Chicago rallying from a 3-1 series deficit against the Blues to force a Game 7, Ladd, who is playing on a line with Marian Hossa, will be counted on to deliver once again on Monday.
Ladd (personal) will be in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 against St. Louis, Luke Stuckmeyer of Comcast Sportsnet reports. Ladd returned to Chicago on Wednesday in order to be with his expectant wife, but has flown back to St. Louis in time to suit up for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Blues. The 30-year-old winger will slot into his usual role skating alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa on the 'Hawks first line and second power-play unit in Wednesday's contest.
Ladd has returned to Chicago to be with his expectant wife, and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Blues. If Ladd is ultimately held out of Wednesday's contest, Richard Panik will likely replace him in the Blackhawks' lineup, skating alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa on Chicago's top line. Expect an update on the 30-year-old winger's status ahead of puck drop Wednesday evening.
Ladd notched a pair of power-play tallies on four shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Arizona. Ladd decided to get in on the fun, earning his second multi-goal outing with Chicago this season. The 30-year-old came over from Winnipeg before the deadline, and he's carved out a nice role on the top line. The winger has 12 points in 17 appearances with the Blackhawks, registering eight markers and four apples in that span.
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