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Update: Chicago’s Sharp has ‘fairly severe’ shoulder separation

Mar 8, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

Yesterday, we passed along news that Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp would likely miss 2-3 weeks with an upper-body injury.

Today, the injury picture came more into focus — and it’s not good news for the ‘Hawks.

Sharp suffered a “fairly severe AC joint shoulder separation,” according to TSN’s James Duthie. It’s an injury that could sideline the 2011 All-Star for an entire month.

UPDATE: The Blackhawks have announced that Sharp will miss 3-4 weeks and that the injury won’t require surgery.

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.

A three-time 30-goal scorer, 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.

  1. buckyblackhawk - Mar 8, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Good clean hit, these type of injuries were bound to hit the Hawks at some point. Should be interesting to see how they rebound from it and who will sit up to take his place.

  2. lovac2 - Mar 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    I’m not concerned if he is out one month or more as long as he is close to 100% once the game 1 of the playoffs comes around. Take as much time as you need Patrick.

  3. joelwrobinson - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:08 PM


    • pone27 - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      Haters gonna hate, Blackhawks gonna keep winning. Wonder how your team is doing?

      Anyways, as said above, take your time Sharpie. We have plenty of young guys looking to get a crack at the roster. The depth is lovely this season boys, we will be ok. Get better soon.

    • florida727 - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Just curious. What kind of an —hole applauds any athlete’s injury? You must really, and I mean REALLY, lead a pathetic life.

      As the more intelligent posts have stated, the ‘Hawks are deep. They’ll miss him, and this may contribute to the streak ending, but as long as Patrick is 100% for Game 1, Round 1, that’s all that matters. This run has been great for Chicago, great for the NHL, etc., but it will come to an end eventually. Winning another Cup is all that matters. Good luck, Sharpie.

      • comeonnowguys - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        I can see people rooting for Carcillo to get injured, maybe even certain fan bases not sorry to see Bolland hurt.

        I just don’t get the Sharp hate.

  4. eglsfan - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    joelwrobinson – Mar 8, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    0 20 i Rate Up

    Sounds like a typical Detroit douche

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      I can’t believe they as a whole would root for that.

      D-Bags will be D-Bags, no matter their affiliation.

      …Unless they live in Philly :)

  5. luvusa1 - Mar 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    @comeonnowguys: You show you ignorance and low IQ with such stupid posts. Moron

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      Then my work here is accomplished.

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