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Simon Gagne #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers falls in front of the goal of teammate Michael Leighton #49 as Andrew Ladd #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on in Game Four of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Wachovia Center on June 4, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) (Jim McIsaac/2010 Getty Images)
Simon Gagne #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers falls in front of the goal of teammate Michael Leighton #49 as Andrew Ladd #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on in Game Four of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Wachovia Center on June 4, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) (Jim McIsaac/2010 Getty Images)

Ladd returns, boosts Blackhawks Add to ...

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

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

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

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The Blackhawks also swapped out defensemen, inserting Nick Boynton into the lineup for the first time this postseason. He replaced Jordan Hendry.

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

Meanwhile, Philadelphia Flyers enforcer Dan Carcillo was a healthy scratch from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final against Chicago.

Philadelphia Flyers left wing Daniel Carcillo stretches during a workout on Thursday, June 3, 2010, in Philadelphia. The Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals Wednesday. Game 4 is scheduled to be played Friday with the Blackhawks leading the series 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

James van Riemsdyk replaced Carcillo in the lineup Friday night. Carcillo didn't play in the series opener. He had no points and four penalty minutes in the previous two games.

Van Riemsdyk has two goals and two assists in 18 games this postseason.

Carcillo has two goals and four assists in 17 games during the playoffs. He scored in overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 victory over New Jersey in Game 3 of their first-round series.

 

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