Mar 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks centerPatrick Sharp
(10) shoots the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Sharp was injured in the third period last night and will not travel to Colorado for Friday’s rematch with the Colorado Avalanche. Of all the Hawks with injury questions it looks like Sharp is hurt the worst. Twitter is abuzz with how long injury it is but speculation has Sharp’s upper body injury as a shoulder separation and to look for him to be out from 2-4 weeks. Joel Quenneville in his post game remarks stated that although he expected Sharp to lose time, he didn’t think it looked like a season-ending injury.
Marian Hossa is making the flight to Denver and is expected to play at the Pepsi Center barring any set-backs between now and then. It is still unclear why he didn’t make it to the bench on Wednesday night after taking the pre-game skate.
Paul Stastny will not be disciplined for his elbow to the head of Andrew Shaw!! Shaw will be on the flight to the Rockies and will more than likely be a game-time decision. What do you think? Did Stastny deserve at least a hearing with the NHL today?
Lastly, Michael Frolik will not be on the team flight but will be joining the team Friday in Denver. I’m not a Dr. or have I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express lately or ever so I can’t tell you if he’s better but I suspect that if he is making the flight the flu has to at least be going away.
Three long unheard of days off await the Hawks after Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers let’s hope we can reach that milestone in the schedule without anymore injuries!
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