Blackhawks’ Ladd returns to lineup, makes Stanley Cup finals debut in Game 4

PHILADELPHIA – Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Ladd is back in the lineup for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final.

Ladd made his debut in the championship series Friday night against the Philadelphia Flyers after missing three games with an undisclosed injury sustained in Game 4 of the Western Conference final.

He has two goals and an assist in 16 games this post-season. Ladd was called for interference just 36 seconds into the game.

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The Blackhawks also swapped out defencemen, inserting Nick Boynton into the lineup for the first time this post-season. He replaced Jordan Hendry.

Adam Burish sat out in place of Ladd for the Blackhawks, who led the series 2-1.