Ladd potted a goal on three shots, doled out nine hits and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Canucks. Ladd scored his first goal of the year in his fourth appearance. What he's lacked in offense, he's made up for with physicality -- the winger has 23 hits already. Ladd saw a second-line deployment Tuesday -- after losing nearly a full year of NHL action to recover from a torn ACL last March, it looks like he's here to stay. That said, fantasy owners probably won't take notice this late in the season.
Ladd was recalled by the Islanders on Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Ladd has spent 34 games with AHL Bridgeport this year after suffering a torn ACL last March, but the 34-year-old forward is expected to stay in the NHL for the rest of the season. He'll toil in a bottom-six role -- between two NHL games this year, Ladd has recorded zero points and 11 hits.
The Islanders reassigned Ladd to AHL Bridgeport on Sunday. Ladd was called up and played Friday against the Red Wings, and he served on the third line, recording six hits across 11:25 of ice time. The 34-year-old winger will head down, and Kieffer Bellows was recalled in a corresponding move.
The Islanders recalled Ladd (upper body) from AHL Bridgeport on Friday. Ladd was dealing with an upper-body injury in early February while in the minors, but he's evidently left that issue in the rearview mirror. The 34-year-old winger, who's appeared in just one game with the big club this campaign, will skate on the Islanders' third line Friday against the Red Wings.
Ladd was not in the lineup for AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday, as he is dealing with an upper-body injury, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. There is no word yet as to the severity of the injury or when Ladd might return. Ladd has been a bust since signing with the Islanders and may continue to be buried at the AHL level for the remainder of the season. The fact that the Islanders are struggling to score goals but haven't recalled Ladd suggests he won't be relevant again fantasy-wise anytime soon.
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