Andrew Ladd won't be heading to the KHL after all.
He had a deal worked out with Avangard Omsk, but decided to pull out because of family reasons. "It all happened so quick," said Ladd. "I was talking to (the KHL team) and they kept asking, 'We need to know.' and so we did it. But the more we thought about it, the more I decided to change my mind. My wife Brandy is pregnant and I couldn't really justify leaving her by herself. The more I thought about it, the more I thought I didn't want to leave." He said he felt bad for the team, but he feels that being there for his wife and his first child is the right decision.