- Missed 21 games due to a hand injury, Nov. 26 to Jan. 12.
- Was placed on IR, Dec. 4 (retroactive to Nov. 25) and activated on Jan. 13.
- Made his Avalanche debut on Nov. 22 vs. Carolina.
- Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on Nov. 22.
- Has appeared in four games for the Monsters, recording two points (1g/1a).
- Missed the first month of the season due to injury (hand).
- Appeared in 19 games (0g/2a) with the Calgary Flames over the last two seasons, including 13 games last year (0g/1a).
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