Blackhawks' Ladd out for Game 2

Updated: May 31, 2010, 11:06 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks forward Andrew Ladd missed Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Flyers in Chicago on Monday night with an undisclosed injury.

He skated lightly before the rest of his teammates took to the ice for the morning skate but head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters Monday morning he would not play.

Without Ladd, the Blackhawks beat the Flyers 2-1 to take a 2-0 series lead.

Ladd was injured in the fourth and final game of the Western Conference finals against San Jose.

His replacement in the lineup, Tomas Kopecky, scored the game-winning goal in Game 1, a 6-5 Chicago victory.

While Ladd remained out for Chicago, Philadelphia forward Daniel Carcillo returned to the Flyers lineup for Game 2. Carcillo was a healthy scratch for three games.

Laviolette said when he scratched Carcillo to make room for Ian Laperriere and Jeff Carter that it was one of the hardest things he's had to do as a coach.

"You battle all year with these guys and you want to be in at this time of year," Carcillo said Monday morning. "It was hard sitting out those three games. I've got a lot of pent-up energy you'll probably see released tonight."

James van Riemsdyk exited the Flyers lineup to make room for Carcillo.

Defenseman Ryan Parent was also a healthy scratch after playing just 41 seconds in Game 1. Oskars Bartulis went in his place.

Scott Burnside covers the NHL for ESPN.com.

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