UPDATE: On Friday afternoon, the Blackhawks officially labelled Sharp as an “upper-body” injury, adding that no surgery would be required. The team put a 3-4 week timetable on his return.
UPDATE (10:20 pm CT): TSN’s James Duthie is reporting “Patrick Sharp has a fairly severe AC joint shoulder separation. Three weeks out likely the minimum. Could be a month.”
Yahoo’s Nick Cotsonika is first to report Thursday morning that Patrick Sharp will miss 2-3 weeks with “an upper-body injury.”
The schedule lines up very favorably for the Hawks right now if that timetable proves to be accurate; Chicago only plays six games between today and March 25, when the Kings visit the United Center. The next two weeks are the lightest on the calendar for the Hawks.
We’ll update Sharp’s status if/when things are confirmed.