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Andrew Ladd playing with hospital bracelet still on

Ladd's third child entered the world just four days ago. He's giving it all to both his family, and the Blackhawks.

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These playoffs have been more eventful for Andrew Ladd than anyone else. He almost missed Game 1 due to the impending birth of his third child; then, said child was born the day after. It was a lot of back-and-forth traveling for Ladd to be both with his family in Chicago and his team in St. Louis.

The series has moved back to Chicago now, though - and Ladd still has his hospital bracelet.

There doesn't appear to be anything seriously wrong - Ladd is still playing, after all - and it's likely precautionary. After all, newborn babies require a lot of care!

This has left Ladd to juggle both work and family at two pivotal points, but as he told Chris Kuc in the Chicago Tribune:

"You just get used to mentally being able to focus on both at the same time."

Lad hasn't recorded any points in the first round series just yet; he has, however, racked up 12 shots and 21 hits while averaging 18:11 a night, so you know he's giving it his all.