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On the day of the one-year anniversary of the Blackhawks' first Stanley Cup in 49 years, Kevin Cheveldayoff and Andrew Ladd had a chance to reminiscence together.

But it was in Winnipeg, where Cheveldayoff, the new franchise's general manager, showed Ladd, the team's prized restricted free agent, around.

"There were some good memories [of the title run], and we talked about the future and moving forward," Cheveldayoff said in phone interview with the Sun-Times.

ladd3.jpgThe Hawks traded restricted free agent Andrew Ladd to the Atlanta Thrashers Thursday -- the opening day of free agency -- for defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy and a second-round pick in 2011 and also watched unrestricted free agent and popular agitator Adam Burish sign with the Dallas Stars.

The trade came less than 24 hours after Hawks GM Stan Bowman sent Kris Versteeg to the Toronto Maple Leafs and a week after trading Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel and Ben Eager to the Thrashers and Colin Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers.

2Ladd.jpgNow that Kris Versteeg and Dustin Byfuglien are gone. Who is next in the Blackhawks' dis-assembly line?

It looks like it may be Andrew Ladd. A source said the gritty winger could potentially be on the move if the Hawks can find the right deal.

ladd.jpgNEW BUFFALO, Mich. -- Restricted free agent Andrew Ladd received a qualifying offer late Saturday night from the Hawks, a source confirmed.

Ladd, Antti Niemi, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Jordan Hendry are the four Hawks that are restricted free agents. The deadline to qualify restricted free agents is Monday.

PHILADELPHIA -- Winger Andrew Ladd and defenseman Nick Boynton are in the lineup Friday for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Flyers.

Ladd last played in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks. He suffered an injury early in the game during a collision.

Boynton has been a scratch since April 9. The game on Friday was his first this postseason.

Adam Burish and Jordan Hendry were scratches.

ladd.jpgPHILADELPHIA -- It's no longer status quo for Andrew Ladd.

Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said Ladd is a game-time decision for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Philadelphia Flyers Friday at the Wachovia Center.

As expected, winger Andrew Ladd -- a valuable part of the Hawks checking line -- will sit out Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

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