LaDue has picked up an assist in each of his last two outings. He spent much of January as a healthy scratch, but has drawn into nine of the Kings' last 10 games, earning three points in that span. In 22 contests, he has two goals and two assists to go with 30 hits, 18 blocked shots and 24 shots on goal. The third-pairing defenseman likely won't do enough to warrant fantasy attention.
LaDue scored the game-winning goal Monday versus the Blues. LaDue was a healthy scratch for 10 straight games and 18 of the last 22, but he was the hero in this outing. LaDue hauled in a pass from Brendan Leipsic and rocketed a slap shot past Jordan Binnington to mark his first goal since Oct. 7. However, the recency bias of this performance may wear off before the Kings' next game versus the Islanders on Feb. 2, so he's not guaranteed to stay out of the press box then.
LaDue, who has missed the past eight games, no longer carries an injury designation, according to Robby Stanley of NHL.com, but the defenseman is still projected to be a healthy scratch for Saturday's road game against the Predators. LaDue is confirmed to be on the active roster, as opposed to injured reserve. However, the reason for his extended absence was never disclosed.
LaDue (undisclosed) won't play Friday versus the Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports. LaDue will sit out for his eighth straight game due to an unknown injury. He participated in warmups, so Ladue appears to be nearing return. Oscar Fantenberg will continue to take his place in the lineup.
LaDue (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. LaDue will miss his seventh straight with this mystery condition. This will keep Oscar Fantenberg in the lineup, and LaDue's next chance to play will be Friday against the Blackhawks.
Last 7 Games
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