Who Must Step Up for the Chicago Blackhawks After Patrick Sharp’s Injury?

November 9th, 2014 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

The Chicago Blackhawks know that replacing Patrick Sharp is going to be a difficult task over the next three to four weeks while the high-scoring winger recovers from a knee injury, as noted by ESPN's Scott Powers.

But if the Blackhawks are going to maintain their expected position of prominence in the Western Conference, Patrick Kane believes that all his teammates are going to have to increase their production to fill the void.

That's just what he's expected to say, and to an extent, he is right. However, the burden is going to fall on a few key individuals to keep the Blackhawks moving in the right direction.

Sharp led the Blackhawks in scoring last year as he tallied 34 goals and 44 assists. He has scored 33 goals in three of his last four seasons.

The Blackhawks have brought up Peter Regin from Rockford to take Sharp's spot on the roster. Regin played 17 games for the Blackhawks last year after he was acquired from the New York Islanders. Regin had scored 10 points in 11 games for Rockford (including two overtime goals) and was playing well.

He will play on the Blackhawks' fourth line ...

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