Brandon Saad
LW CHI
16 hours ago

Saad tallied two assists and fired three shots on goal in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Saad has found his scoring touch recently, notching one goal and four points in his last two contests after tallying just one helper in his previous five appearances. The American winger will look to extend his scoring streak to three games Sunday against the Sharks.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
1 month ago

Saad (arm) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blues, NHL.com's Scott King reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saad will return to a bottom-six role against St. Louis, skating with Artem Anisimov and John Hayden on the Blackhawks' third line. The 26-year-old winger will be looking to pick up where he left off prior to his injury, as he had just begun to heat up before missing two games due to an arm issue, notching four goals and six points in his last eight appearances.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
1 month ago

Saad (arm) won't play against the Hurricanes on Monday, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will the be the second game missed with this injury for the wing. Saad struggled last season in his return to the Blackhawks, although a 7.6 shooting percentage played a big role in that. This year, he has four goals in 16 games with an 11.1 shooting percentage, so at least his puck luck, if not his injury luck, has returned to normal.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
1 month ago

Saad didn't play Saturday against Philadelphia due to an arm injury, but he could return to action as soon as Monday against Carolina, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The good news is Saad's injury clearly isn't overly serious, so if he's unable to go against the Hurricanes, he should definitely be back for Wednesday's game against the Blues. The 26-year-old winger has started to pick up his play recently, notching four goals and six points in his last eight games.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
1 month ago

Saad will miss Saturday's matinee against the Flyers due to a right arm injury, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saad will be reevaluated ahead of Monday's road contest against the Hurricanes, but this is an unfortunate development for a guy with a pair of goals and an assist over his last five contests.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
1 month ago

Saad (mouth) said he will play Thursday against the Hurricanes, Chris Wescott of the Blackhawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saad basically ate a puck in practice Wednesday, but it appears that he'll tough out the injury for the next contest, adding, "I'll wear a bubble tonight just for protection." The third-line winger has four goals and three assists over 15 games this season, but his lack of power-play production remains a glaring weakness in his game. After all, Saad only has two power-play points since the start of the 2017-18 campaign, despite averaging close to two minutes per game in that special teams situation.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
1 month ago

Saad is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes after taking a puck to the face during Wednesday's practice, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saad will head to a dentist for repairs Wednesday, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to tough it out and suit up against Carolina. The 26-year-old winger, who's collected four goals and seven points in 15 appearances this season, may ultimately be deemed a game-time decision for Thursday's contest.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
2 months ago

Saad was not part of Chicago's top four lines at Monday's practice, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

An intriguing development, considering Saad has tallied two assists in five games to start the season. Chicago's next game is still three days away, on Thursday versus the Coyotes and a lot can change between now and puck drop. The 25-year-old American has averaged 17:03 of ice time, fifth most among Blackhawks forwards so this will be a development worth monitoring over the next few days.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
3 months ago

Saad will be looking to enjoy a bounce-back campaign after posting his lowest point total since his rookie season in 2017-18.

EDGE Analysis

Saad was a major disappointment last season, failing to crack the 20-goal and 50-point marks for the first time in three seasons. The silver lining for Saad is that lack of production wasn't due to a decreased role, as the 25-year-old winger set a career high in ice time, averaging 17:30 per contest, while also logging over two minutes of time on the man advantage per game. The Pittsburgh native also set a career high in shots on net with 237, but failed to translate that heavy shot volume into his typical goal production due to a career low 7.6 shooting percentage. It's safe to assume Saad will see positive regression in that category this season, and when you couple that with the fact that he'll likely be skating with a better player on his opposite wing, it's easy to see why he should be considered a prime bounce-back candidate in 2018-19.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
8 months ago

Saad put up 35 points (18 goals, 17 assists) while playing in all 82 games, firing off 237 shots on goal and averaging 17:30 of ice time.

EDGE Analysis

Much like his teammates, Saad saw a decrease in points throughout the season, and the 35 total was his lowest amount since the lockout shortened 2012-13. That doesn't mean the fault was all on the 25-year-old though, as he set a new career high in shots on goal (237) but was victimized by a career low 7.6 shooting percentage -- he'd never posted a mark below 10 prior -- and helped drive play which was evidenced by his 56.6 corsi percentage. Saad also saw 2:07 of power-play time per game but remarkably only had one point on the man advantage, which also dragged down his total. Saad is due back in Chicago for 2018-19, and should stay in the top six and retain a power-play role.