New York Islanders Announce Andrew Ladd Has A Torn ACL

New York Islander’s GM Lou Lamoriello announced that winger Andrew Ladd will miss the next five months or so with a torn ACL. Ladd will undergo surgery later this week. The Islanders expect Ladd to be ready for training camp next season.

Andrew Ladd Injured

This season, Ladd scored three goals and eight assists for 11 points to go along with 16 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 45.6 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of -1.3 percent. Ladd had missed an additional 44 games earlier in the year due to a right leg injury.

Over the course of his 14-year career, Ladd has played for the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Atlanta Thrashers and New York Islanders. He has 248 goals and 289 assists for 537 career points in 946 career games. He was originally drafted by the Hurricanes, fourth overall in the 2004 NHL Draft.

What This Means for the Future

It’s been a frustrating year for Ladd, who spent most of the year on IR before tearing his ACL. The loss of Ladd for the Islanders may not seem like a big loss at the moment but they do lose a guy who has 64 games of Stanley Cup Playoff experience including two Stanley Cups in his career. Since coming over to the Islanders in 2016 Ladd has put up 38 goals and 33 points for 71 points in 177 career games.

With Ladd out of the line-up expect to see more of Michael Dal Colle and Ross Johnston as they should see some time in the Islanders line-up. Dal Colle has two goals and three assists for five points on the year. Johnston has a goal and three assists in 17 games on the season for the Islanders.

The Islanders also signed Boston College winger Bobo Carpenter to a two-year, two-way contract that will begin next season.
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