Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. Chicago, December 31, 2001. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to groin injury suffered in practice, October 5, 2002. Traded to Anaheim by Ottawa for Todd Simpson, February 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), September, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (Russia), August 16, 2006.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason