Sharp out 3-4 weeks, Smith Recalled

Sharp out 3-4 weeks, Smith Recalled

Last night, Patrick Sharp gave the Blackhawks an early 2-0 lead over the Red Wings with a slap shot from the slot.  Unfortunately, it looks like that's the last time he'll light the lamp for the Hawks for quite a while.

Joel Quenneville announced today that Sharp, the teams 3rd leading scorer, would miss 3-4 weeks with an upper body injury.

After the game, speculation was that Sharp had taken a slash to the wrist, but Quenneville wouldn't commit to how the injury happened.  Regardless, the rumors have it that it's a broken left hand or wrist.

Ben Smith will be recalled to fill his slot.  The Hawks have been due for a trade or shakeup for a couple of weeks now.   Maybe this injury will light a fire under Stan Bowman's seat.  The Hawks are losing ground in the conference and division.  Sharp's absence won't help in that point chase.  The time is now Stan...pull the trigger.

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