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Chicago’s Sharp out vs. Colorado, could miss up to three weeks

Mar 7, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

The Chicago Blackhawks faced some rare adversity on Thursday, as it was announced Patrick Sharp wouldn’t travel with the team to Denver for Friday’s game against the Avalanche.

What’s more, Sharp could miss up to three weeks of action with what appears to be an upper-body injury.

The 31-year-old forward was hurt during Chicago’s 3-2 win over the Avs on Wednesday night after he was driven into the boards midway through the third period by Colorado defenseman Ryan O’Byrne:

Sharp left the game immediately and didn’t return.

Following the contest, ‘Hawks head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters Sharp was expected to miss some time, but said the injury wasn’t season-threatening.

Sharp has been a big part of Chicago’s remarkable 21-0-3 start to the season. He’s tied for third on the team in scoring, with 18 points, and is second among all skaters with 13 assists.

In what appears to be a related move, the ‘Hawks recalled forward Brandon Bollig from AHL Rockford.

  1. r8rbhawk - Mar 7, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Damn.

  2. indianhead1992 - Mar 7, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    bring up pirri, morin, or hayes. not brollig. carcillo and mayers can do the fighting and hitting we dont need three goons. or trade carcillo/mayers and bring up brollig for some cap space cushion

  3. 950003cups - Mar 7, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Now things will get interesting.

  4. dadawg77 - Mar 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Bollig comes up because he goes to fourth line and has been on this team during the streak. The other guys in Rockford arent fourth liners. Carbomb moves fully to Toews and Hossa line, while Saad moves to take Sharps spot with Kane and Bolland.
    The Hawks only need 12 more points to solidify a playoff spot, 31 (65%) to clinch it (if one of 8 seeds wins out). Thus while the streak is fun, main concern is to stay healthy.

  5. thehighcountrybear - Mar 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Looked like a dislocated shoulder with six weeks before remotely feeling right; come back too early, spontaneous reduction will follow on simple contact or stick lift; spontaneous reduction followed by Bankhardt’s repair…

    While you’re away, don’t forget to write
    Bye-bye, so long, farewell
    Bye-bye, so long
    See you in September
    See you when the summer’s through
    Here we are bye, baby, goodbye
    Saying goodbye at the station bye, baby, goodbye
    Summer vacation bye, baby bye, baby

    • alexbaymac - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      Wow! You must be such a smart feller! Or maybe you just stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night…

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:47 PM

      You know, I’ve been making jokes about you kicking puppies, knocking ice cream out of kids’ hands, and rooting for Cobra Kai in the Karate Kid movie.

      Just when I thought I was starting to exaggerate, you cheer an injury to a guy like Patrick Sharp.

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