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Patrick Sharp to miss 3-4 weeks

Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:27 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 5:25 pm
By: Adam Gretz

The Chicago Blackhawks have become the latest team to be hit with a significant injury.

The team announced on Monday afternoon that forward Patrick Sharp is going to be sidelined for the next three-to-four weeks with what has been described as an "upper body injury" (It's reported to be a broken wrist, coming when he was slashed just before scoring a goal on Sunday night). It comes at a bad time for Chicago as the team is currently riding a four-game losing streak and has also lost six of its past nine games

He was injured on Sunday night when the Blackhawks lost to their divisional rivals from Detroit, 3-2 in overtime, and played just a little over five-and-a-half minutes. He left the game after the first period and did not return.

It's a big blow for the Blackhawks for the near future as Sharp is one of their best, most reliable and most consistent skaters. Through his first 42 games of the season he's second on the team in goals (20), fourth in assists (20) third in total points (40), first in power play points (12) and leading the team with 158 shots on goal.

Assuming it's just a three-to-four week injury he should be back in the lineup sometime in early February. Looking ahead at Chicago's schedule they get the struggling Blue Jackets and Wild this week, before things get significantly tougher with games against the likes of Detroit, San Jose, Vancouver and a home-and-home set with Nashville over the remainder of the month.

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Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:19 pm

Patrick Sharp to miss 3-4 weeks

get tough and quit crying.penguins played all year without crosby and they playing neal or staal,are they stressing?hawks still have toews,hossa,kane,with 2 good rookies.they just need one of these guys like stalburg or frolik to step up.if an injury to sharp kills this team,then there just pretenders anyway.

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:31 pm

Patrick Sharp to miss 3-4 weeks

Without Kruger and Sharp and Q is going to have to have Pirri or Kane play center...and that's not going to be good.  

I was worried about Sharps knees all year.

Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:41 pm

Patrick Sharp to miss 3-4 weeks

How can losing one of their best players be helpful?!?!?!?

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:50 pm

Patrick Sharp to miss 3-4 weeks

I think this might actually help get the team out of its current funk.

Shake up the shifts, move some things around, wake a few guys up, etc. Lord knows it can't hurt their current play.

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