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.
Appears Andrew Ladd is still wearing his hospital bracelet following birth of his son. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/OzmeVopcH7— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) April 18, 2016
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.