Hawks' Ladd expected back vs. Flyers

Updated: May 26, 2010, 12:36 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks winger Andrew Ladd did not practice on Tuesday but is expected to play against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals.

Ladd left Game 4 against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday after suffering what appeared to be a shoulder injury. He played just 2:14 in the game. After the Hawks clinched the series, Ladd was seen in street clothes on the ice celebrating with his teammates. He was not wearing a sling or harness.

On Tuesday Joel Quenneville declared him day to day and said the Hawks "expect him to play in the series."

Ladd was unavailable for comment after practice.

During drills, Tomas Kopecky -- a healthy scratch the past five games -- took Ladd's spot alongside Dave Bolland and Kris Versteeg on the Hawks' third line.

Ladd has two goals and one assist in 16 playoff games.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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