The struggling Andrew Ladd has now missed his 10th straight New York Islanders practice. He likely won’t be ready for the start of the season.
Last year was an extremely tough year for the New York Islanders veteran, Andrew Ladd. In 73 games Ladd put up just 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) while raking in $6 million ($5.5 million against the cap).
Through his first two years, Ladd’s contract looks disastrous. Now, with Ladd banged up it’s starting to look even worse.
Ladd hasn’t practiced in 10 straight days and looks like a long shot to be ready for the season opener. Lou Lamoriello doesn’t have a timetable for his return nor would he disclose what the injury actually is.
Even though there’s no timetable, it seems like long-term injured reserve isn’t currently an option says Lamoriello
"“Not at this point, only because we don’t know and we’ve got time on our side.”"
With Ladd out, a third line of Kuhnhackl – Filppula – Komarov has been created which is somehow worse than the original third line of Ladd – Filppula – Komarov that was originally expected.
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