Saad scored his fifth goal of the season in Friday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Kings. It was his first tally in two games since Saad returned from a brief two-game absence due to an arm injury. The 26-year-old winger now has a modest five goals and nine points in 18 games, and while he does have three consecutive 50-point campaigns on his resume, Saad's limited power-play time and current placement on the third line at even strength won't give him many opportunities to improve on that pace.
Saad (arm) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blues, NHL.com's Scott King reports. Saad will return to a bottom-six role against St. Louis, skating with Artem Anisimov and John Hayden on the Blackhawks' third line. The 26-year-old winger will be looking to pick up where he left off prior to his injury, as he had just begun to heat up before missing two games due to an arm issue, notching four goals and six points in his last eight appearances.
Saad (arm) won't play against the Hurricanes on Monday, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. This will the be the second game missed with this injury for the wing. Saad struggled last season in his return to the Blackhawks, although a 7.6 shooting percentage played a big role in that. This year, he has four goals in 16 games with an 11.1 shooting percentage, so at least his puck luck, if not his injury luck, has returned to normal.
Saad didn't play Saturday against Philadelphia due to an arm injury, but he could return to action as soon as Monday against Carolina, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. The good news is Saad's injury clearly isn't overly serious, so if he's unable to go against the Hurricanes, he should definitely be back for Wednesday's game against the Blues. The 26-year-old winger has started to pick up his play recently, notching four goals and six points in his last eight games.
Saad will miss Saturday's matinee against the Flyers due to a right arm injury, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports. Saad will be reevaluated ahead of Monday's road contest against the Hurricanes, but this is an unfortunate development for a guy with a pair of goals and an assist over his last five contests.
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