Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw injured
By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record points streak to 24 games on Wednesday, but it didn't come without losing Patrick Sharp and Andrew Shaw to injuries.
Sharp had to be helped to the dressing room with 12:08 remaining in the third period of the Hawks' 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche after being checked into the boards. He appeared to have suffered a shoulder injury and was bent over as he made his way off the ice.
"(Sharp) is a little bit more (serious)," coach Joel Quenneville said. "He may miss some time. We'll know more exactly (Thursday)."
Sharp, who has five goals and 13 assists this season, had five shots on goal before departing.
Shaw suffered an upper-body injury late in the second period and did not return to the game. He scored his sixth goal of the season on a power play in the first period for a 1-0 lead.
Quenneville said the Hawks will know more about Shaw on Thursday but does not believe his injury to be serious.
The Hawks were already playing without forward Marian Hossa, who was a late scratch Wednesday because of an upper-body injury.
"(Hossa) was close to playing," Quenneville said. "He tried to warm up there. Hopefully, he'll be ready for the next game."
Hossa has 10 goals and eight assists in 23 games this season. He played in Tuesday's 5-3 win against the Minnesota Wild and spoke to the media afterward.
Hossa was honored prior to Tuesday's contest for recently playing in his 1,000th career regular-season game.
Daniel Carcillo replaced Hossa on the first line for the Blackhawks, and scored the winning goal with 49.3 seconds left.