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Patrick Sharp undergoes appendectomy

Updated: September 13, 2011, 4:00 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp is expected to miss most of the preseason recovering from an emergency appendectomy he underwent Monday evening, according to the team.

"Patrick Sharp underwent an emergent surgical appendectomy this evening after experiencing some abnormal abdominal discomfort," team doctor Michael Terry said in a statement. "The surgery was successful and I anticipate a full recovery in approximately three to four weeks."

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