Patrick Sharp's Emergency Appendectomy: 5 Ways It Alters Chicago Blackhawks Camp

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Patrick Sharp's Emergency Appendectomy: 5 Ways It Alters Chicago Blackhawks Camp
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Chicago Blackhawks forward and All-Star MVP Patrick Sharp was planning like the rest of the organization for the start of training camp mere days from now.

Life, however, is what happens when you're busy making other plans.

Sharp got a big dose of life Monday evening when abdominal pains led to an emergency appendectomy that looks to ground him for the bulk of training camp. According to Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com, team doctor Michael Terry anticipated a full recovery for Sharp in 3-4 weeks.

At best, Sharp will miss all but the final days of camp. It's also a possibility that he may start the season in the press box.

Not the best news for a team looking to come out of the gate in better fashion than a season ago.

Sharp's absence from camp sends ripples throughout the organization. In the fallout of his surgery, we can expect the following from the Blackhawks.

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