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October 10, 2020 10:52 PM
Capitals' Paul LaDue: Joins Capitals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Capitals on Saturday.

LaDue joins the Capitals after spending the previous five years in the Kings' organization. In 2019-20, LaDue has an assist in two games at the NHL level. He also produced nine goals and 27 points with AHL Ontario in his most productive campaign yet. The Capitals have made an emphasis to add defensive depth since free agency opened Friday -- LaDue is the fourth blueliner they've signed. The 28-year-old figures to see most of his time in the minors, but he would likely be near the top of the list of recall candidates should injuries arise.

December 17, 2019 11:00 AM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Sent down a level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue was demoted to AHL Ontario on Monday.

LaDue appeared in just two games during his NHL stint, spending most of his time as a healthy scratch. The 6-foot-1 blueliner will head back to AHL Ontario, where he's tallied six points in 18 contests this season.

December 1, 2019 02:48 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Records helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue picked up an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Jets.

It's the first point of the season for LaDue, coming in his first game. The 27-year-old defenseman had five points in 33 games for the Kings last year. He'll likely return to AHL Ontario when Alec Martinez (wrist) is ready to reenter the lineup.

November 27, 2019 01:36 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Brought up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

L.A. recalled LaDue from AHL Ontario on Wednesday.

The Kings are dealing with several injuries at defense, so LaDue will round out the team's depth on the back end until Alec Martinez (wrist) or Derek Forbort (back) is ready to return. The 27-year-old has notched six points in 18 games with Ontario this season.

September 29, 2019 06:12 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Sent to waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue was placed on waivers for purpose of demotion to AHL Ontario on Sunday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

LaDue has split time between the AHL and NHL levels over the last three seasons and will likely do the same during the 2019-20 campaign. The 27-year-old was injured heading into camp and didn't get as many reps as some of the other on-the-fence skaters.

February 19, 2019 01:32 AM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Has apples in two straight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 22, 2019 09:48 AM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Unlikely hero Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 17, 2018 10:25 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Shaping up as healthy scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue, who has missed the past eight games, no longer carries an injury designation, according to Robby Stanley of, 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.

November 16, 2018 08:28 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Remains out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue (undisclosed) won't play Friday versus the Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of 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.

November 13, 2018 10:32 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Sitting out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 10, 2018 10:04 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Remains out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue (undisclosed) is still listed as a scratch ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Flames, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

LaDue still isn't ready to return. His next chance to do so comes Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.

November 8, 2018 10:16 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue (undisclosed) isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Wild.

LaDue's absence will continue to test the Kings' depth at defense, but it shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only totaled five points in 17 appearances over the past two campaigns. Another update on the 26-year-old blueliner's status should surface once he's ready to rejoin the lineup.

November 6, 2018 03:40 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Ruled out versus Ducks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup against Anaheim on Tuesday, Dan Greenspan of reports.

LaDue has played in just one of the Kings' previous eight outings and is set to miss his fourth straight contest. Even when healthy, the blueliner is averaging a mere 12:16 of ice time and could find himself serving as a healthy scratch more often than not. Oscar Fantenberg and frequent call-up Sean Walker figure to deputize in LaDue's absence.

November 3, 2018 04:56 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Out again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's home game against the Blue Jackets, Dan Greenspan of reports.

LaDue is recovering from an injury that he sustained in Wednesday's practice. His next chance to suit up will arrive Tuesday, when the Kings play host to the Ducks.

November 1, 2018 06:09 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Considered day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury he sustained during Wednesday's practice,'s Dan Greenspan reports.

The Kings have yet to release any information regarding the specific nature of LaDue's injury, but it's safe to assume he'll miss Thursday's matchup with the Flyers at a minimum. Another update on the 26-year-old blueliner's status should surface once he's cleared to return to practice.

November 1, 2018 10:57 AM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Leaves practice early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue exited Wednesday's practice session due to an undisclosed issue. Coach John Stevens told reporters, "it's something where we're going to have to talk to the trainers and see exactly where he's at."

Stevens left open the door that LaDue may still be available versus the Flyers on Thursday. The blueliner's absence is unlikely to go noticed by the bulk of fantasy owners, as he has appeared in just one of the Kings' previous six games as a healthy scratch. Even if the North Dakota native is healthy, the team will likely recall Sean Walker from the minors ahead of Thursday's contest.

October 11, 2018 03:20 AM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Off to decent start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Through two games, LaDue already has a goal and a career high in penalty minutes with 12.

LaDue isn't one who finds the stat sheet often, scoring just 13 points in 35 games in his career. The fact that 12 PIM is a career high says how sparingly he's been used. However, he's done well over the past two games and could be settling into a role on the Kings' third defensive pair.

July 13, 2018 10:32 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Re-signs with Kings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue signed a two-year, $1.65 million contract extension with the Kings on Friday.

A 2012 sixth-round pick, LaDue has played all 34 of his career NHL games over the past two seasons. Throughout those games, he has compiled 12 points (three goals, nine assists). LaDue is a depth defenseman with usage too unpredictable to be a consistent fantasy option.

June 25, 2018 11:28 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Qualifying offer in place
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue received a qualifying offer from the Kings on Monday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

LaDue is still adjusting to life in the NHL. He's posted 12 points (three goals, nine assists) to counter 16 giveaways through 34 contests, but scouts seem confident that he'll ultimately bloom into a solid two-way defenseman. Still, it's best to take a wait-and-see approach with LaDue in fantasy games.

April 18, 2018 05:33 PM
Kings' Paul LaDue: Season continues in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaDue was sent down to AHL Ontario on Wednesday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

AHL Ontario's playoff campaign beginning Thursday against the Texas Stars, LaDue rejoins the squad that he spent 36 regular season games with during 2017-18. The former University of North Dakota standout suited up for 12 games with the Kings this season, scoring three goals and picking up an assist while posting a plus-5 rating. LaDue is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, but signs point to the Kings bringing him back and allowing him a chance to win an NHL job in training camp.

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