Blackhawks Andrew Ladd a game-time decision as he awaits birth of child

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Blackhawks forward Andrew Ladd

ST. LOUIS – For many athletes, even in the postseason, family always comes first.

Andrew Ladd is no exception.

During the Blackhawks’ morning skate at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis head coach Joel Quenneville said that the forward is back in Chicago awaiting the birth of a child. Ladd will be a game-time decision after his wife went into labor.

The decision to be with family over hockey is not a hard one for Ladd who did the same thing when his daughter was born in March of 2014. This will be third child for the Ladd family.

During the morning skate Ladd’s spot on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa was taken by Richard Panik.

Since rejoining the Blackhawks via a trade on February 26th, Ladd has played in 19 games and scored eight goals while dishing out four assists.

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