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Patrick Sharp passed over as All-Star

Updated: January 12, 2012, 4:20 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Patrick Sharp was passed over Thursday for the NHL All-Star Game, but the Chicago Blackhawks winger would have made the team if he weren't sidelined with a hand injury, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Sharp, who was injured Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings, is expected to miss up to a month. The All-Star Game will be played Jan. 29 in Ottawa.

His 40 points, which include 20 goals and 20 assists, rank 18th overall in the league. Only two other ...

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