Injury Update: Patrick Sharp To Return Tonight!

By Keith Schultz

March 3, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) listens to center Patrick Sharp (10) during the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The news was just announced that Patrick Sharp will play tonight against the Minnesota Wild.

It was encouraging that Sharp made the trip to the Twins Cities, and now he returns to the lineup for the first time since March 6th when he injured his shoulder against the Colorado Avalanche.

Sharp will enter the game still in 8th place in points on the Blackhawks roster with 18 (5 goals 13 assists) even though he has missed an entire month of action.  Having a healthy Sharp will be a huge deal for the Blackhawks on their march to the playoffs! Sharp still hasn’t had a hot goal streak so anything is possible in the next 3 weeks.

For the first time since opening day the Hawks are pretty much completely healthy, but being healthy for the post-season is a bigger deal and the great start has given the Hawks the time to get everyone healthy without rushing anyone back to the ice!

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