Ladd was traded from the Islanders to the Coyotes on Saturday.
Ladd didn't play in the NHL last season, as the 35-year-old winger wasn't able to win a job with the Islanders. Saturday's trade is about as pure a salary dump as ever -- the Coyotes received three draft picks and didn't give up any tangible assets in the deal. It's unlikely Ladd cracks the lineup in Arizona, and it's unclear if he'll even be able to play with AHL Tucson after appearing in just 67 total games at any level in the last three seasons.
Ladd is now playing for Bridgeport of the AHL, Michael Fornabaio of the Connecticut Post reports.
The Islanders had kept Ladd on the taxi squad for the first two months of the season, but he had yet to see any game action. Bridgeport is where he is most likely to spend the rest of this season unless the Isles are able to trade him.
Ladd isn't likely to play with the Islanders this season or possibly ever again, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
The trade deadline is approaching and the Islanders will likely try to deal Ladd and other assets to move his contract. Ladd is buried on the Islanders and would need several injuries at the same time to happen to see any ice time.
Ladd was assigned to the Islanders' taxi squad Thursday, per CBS.
Ladd has been in the minors since Jan. 23, but he'll get a chance to practice with the big club for the time being. Nonetheless, don't expect to see him in the Isles' lineup anytime soon.
Ladd has been sent to Bridgeport of the AHL, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
This move was expected, as sending Ladd to the AHL gives the Islanders some much-needed room under the salary cap. That space was used to sign players like Matthew Barzal and Matt Martin. Ladd has little to no chance of playing for the Islanders this season.
Ladd was placed on waivers by the Islanders on Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Whether or not Ladd ends up in the AHL when that season begins (February) or on the Islanders' taxi squad remains to be seen, but he's basically guaranteed to go unclaimed given his contact.
Ladd is not expected to be placed on LTIR by the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
This news makes sense considering Ladd was able to participate in the playoffs and no new injury has been reported. That being said, this also doesn't mean that Ladd will break camp with the team either. Ladd is a sunk cost at $5.5 million per season and has been a colossal disappointment ever since the ink dried on his contract. Ladd's name was mentioned in trade talks for Zach Parise of the Wild, but at this point in time Ladd may end up on the taxi squad until he can be sent down to Bridgeport of the AHL.
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.
Ladd wasn't sent to the AHL for poor performance, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Ladd was sent down to the AHL before the Christmas roster freeze Tuesday because general manager Lou Lamoriello wanted to assure that the team would have some roster flexibility had Scott Mayfield (flu) not been ready to return Friday. Mayfield did return and Ladd scored two goals in his first game back with Bridgeport. Ladd should once again get the call to come back to the Islanders in the near future.
The Islanders loaned Ladd to AHL Bridgeport on Friday.
Ladd will continue to bounce between leagues this season, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radar. He's gone scoreless in one appearance with the big club this campaign.
Ladd practiced on the third line Sunday for the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Ladd was recalled early Saturday but didn't play in the 6-5 shootout loss to the Ducks. He was on a line with Derick Brassard and Tom Kuhnhackl. Ladd hasn't played an NHL game since March 24. He has recovered from his knee injury, but it remains to be seen if he still has the speed and mobility to play at the NHL level.
Ladd will not play Saturday versus the Ducks, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Ladd was recalled from Bridgeport of the AHL earlier Saturday. The Islanders have been offensively challenged of late but won't immediately insert Ladd into game action. This Islanders next play Monday versus the Blue Jackets and it would seem that Ladd could be a replacement for Ross Johnston on the third line with Derick Brassard and Tom Kuhnhackl.
The Islanders recalled Ladd from AHL Bridgeport on Saturday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
After tearing his ACL in March, Ladd started the 2019-20 season on long-term IR and was eventually waived and sent to the minors. The 34-year-old has been decent with Bridgeport, accruing seven goals and two helpers over 19 games, and with injuries stacking up with the big club's forward corps, Ladd will get another shot at the top level.
Ladd could still find playing time with the Islanders this season, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Ladd has spent over a month with Bridgeport of the AHL. He struggled at first but according to general manager Lou Lamoirello, he is playing better now and still has a future this season with the Islanders. Ladd has seven goals and nine points in 19 games for Bridgeport, with two of those scores coming Wednesday. The Islanders have been struggling to score for most of the season and it should surprise nobody if Ladd eventually gets a chance to earn his contract once again.
Ladd has cleared waivers, been activated off of long-term injured reserve and loaned to Bridgeport of the AHL.
This news doesn't come as a surprise, as there was no way another NHL team was going to claim Ladd and take on his massive contract. The Islanders plan on having the veteran forward work his way back into game shape at Bridgeport, but this may also be the team's way of simply burying his salary.
Ladd was placed on waivers by the Islanders on Thursday.
Ladd only recently returned from an extended knee injury and has yet to suit up in an NHL game this year. The winger figures to report to AHL Bridgeport if he clears, where he previously played five games this season on a conditioning assignment.
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