Andrew Ladd’s nightmare season is over.
The New York Islanders announced today that Ladd will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. The recovery time is four-to-five months and will be ready in time for training camp in September.
The 33-year-old forward left early in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes after taking a hit on his knee. He has previously hurt his other knee.
Problem is, he will be 34 in December, has four more years at $5.5 million and a 15-team NTC that kicks in with the 2020-21 season. I see a lot of Bridgeport in his future.
Ladd finished the season with three goals, eight assists in 26 games. He returned on February 26th after being out November 13th with a lower-body injury.
Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said that no one will be called up from Bridgeport at this time.
Michael Dal Colle, who hasn’t played since March 9th will likely be inserted into the lineup.