Patrick Sharp underwent emergency appendectomy surgery on Monday evening.
“Patrick Sharp underwent an emergent surgical appendectomy this evening after experiencing some abnormal abdominal discomfort,” Blackhawks head physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a team statement released Monday night. “The surgery was successful and I anticipate a full recovery in approximately three to four weeks.”
Based on prior instances across sports, a more likely timetable for an athlete of Sharp’s stature is 2-3 weeks. Four weeks would push Sharp’s return beyond the Blackhawks opening weekend match ups with the Stars as four weeks from the time of surgery is October 10.
Sharp will be fine. This development does open the door for increased reps and exhibition game action for the likes of Viktor Stalberg, Rostislav Olesz, Ben Smith, Marcus Kruger, Brandon Segal, Brett McLean and others. Read more
It appears Cristobal Huet will ride out the final year of his Blackhawks’ contract in Europe again this season. Huet is apparently in negotiations to rejoin Fribourg-Gotteron of Switzerland’s National-A league for their 2011-12 season. There had been reports in French and German newspapers indicating Huet was set to join the team for a second season. However, a statement released by Fribourg-Gotteron on Tuesday stated that a loan agreement with the Blackhawks is not yet finalized.
Should a deal be worked out, Huet would again be teammates with former Chicago Wolves’ winger Simon Gamache. He’d also have a new one. Former Blackhawk defenseman and 2003 2nd round pick (59th overall), Michal Barinka has joined Fribourg-Gotteron after time in the Czech and KHL (Yaroslavl) leagues last season.
Despite a strong 2010-11 campaign, Huet was unable to carry a lackluster Fribourg-Gotteron roster above their 22-22-3-3 record, good enough for an 8th place finish out of 12 teams. Huet did not play well, nor did he get much help, in the team’s brief 4-games-to-none playoff exit at the hands of eventual Swiss league champion, HC Davos.
Fribourg opens training camp this week. Their regular season begins on the road, September 9th against Jussi Markkanen, Andy Wozniewski, Glen Metropolit; members of EV Zug. Read more
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Sunday was Bob Probert Day in his hometown Windsor, Ontario. 800 motorcyclists turned out for a memorial charity ride supporting a local hospital’s angioplasty program. Chris Chelios was there and served as honorary “captain” for the ride. July 5th is the one-year anniversary of Probert’s death.
Later on Sunday, Chelios was on hand at Detroit’s Fox Theatre for his buddy Eddie Vedder’s solo show. Vedder is at the Chicago Theatre tomorrow and Wednesday night. This was a big thrill for Chelios. I guess he kind of had to be there. During Vedder’s two and a half hour set Sunday, he dedicated his version of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” to Chelios. Detroit wasn’t a scheduled stop on Vedder’s current U.S. tour until Chelios did some persuading on his friend and Pearl Jam frontman. To oblige, Vedder cancelled an additional planned show in Philadelphia.
Chelios and Vedder met in San Diego in 1980-81 in that beach community’s surfing scene, in the summer months where the Chelios clan lived. They also worked for a time at opposite gas stations across the street from each other. The pair didn’t keep in touch and Chelios never put two and two together even after Pearl Jam burst onto the scene ten years later and Chelios became a fan. Back in San Diego, Eddie Vedder was actually Eddie Mueller. But one night in 1997, Vedder was out with Dennis Rodman in Chicago and happened to be at the same bar as Chelios. Vedder recognized Chelios, but as he put it (Vedder wasn’t a hockey fan), not from being a star NHL player, but from their old haunts on the surf. Vedder recounted to Chelios how the two knew each other from San Diego, but didn’t introduce himself as the famous rock singer and Chelios still didn’t put that together on his own. Vedder walked away realizing Chelios hadn’t the faintest recollection or idea who Vedder was. Shortly after, one of Vedder’s bodyguards (he is legitimately 5’4”) walked over and clued Chelios in and the two exchanged phone numbers. At times Chelios has arranged his summer schedule around Pearl Jam and Vedder shows in Chicago and Detroit. In 2008, Chelios planned his two days with the Stanley Cup around a Cubs game and a Vedder show at the Auditorium Theatre. A night John Cusak, John C McGinley (Scrubs) and Sean Penn were also on hand for. Chelios got a mixed reaction from the Chicago crowd when he raised the Stanley Cup under a spotlight from a balcony box in a planned spot to start Vedder’s set.
Brian Campbell says ex-teammates of his want to join him in Florida. NHL.com Read more
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TheThirdManIn~Radio “One Year Gone”
One-Year Anniversary Show ~ Right-Click to download here
recorded Thursday July 15, 2010 ~ 4:30pm (central)
That’s right. It has been one year now since we’ve started this audio dealie. Almost fifty in the can already and looking forward to the next fifty or more in the coming weeks and over the 2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks season.
This show isn’t much of a celebration. There was an attempt on my part to pull a HUGE guest. Came close, but still another epic fail in the end. I’ll add it to my collection. Not many people are allowed to come on this show. About as many are willing. Maybe I should, but I don’t take it personally.
Anyhow, its great to be back in the swing of things and we’re looking forward to some special guests to help us bridge the gap between now and October.
On this show, officially our 45th (three or four others were quickly shelved or deleted due to intense technical drama), the “Superstar” returns from his two-month long hiatus to discuss a variety of topics, including, but not limited to:
- Steve Smith’s heavy lumber
- The Jack Skille Experience coming to an NHL Arena near you?
- An amateur, imitation Blackhawks writer - habitual kleptomaniac
- Igor Makarov leaving his Mother Russia
- Blackhawks seriously lacking in “little geeks willing to get their asses pounded”
- Colin Fraser, Danny Richmond sign new deals with Canadian teams
- Kyle Beach prefers to beat on smaller guys
- Puke on ice
- “Blackhawks Night” at the Cell
- “Mullet-style” music – whatever that’s supposed to mean
- White Sox organization debasing the Hawks and their fans cleverly
- Mike Modano slams a nasty rumour
- Slamming Wisconsin
- The passing of Bob Probert
- The real story behind his Blackhawks’ career
- Angry folks
- Superstar evidently makes a great point, but Block is not listening
- Niklas Hjalmarsson is a bad man
- Antti Niemi isn’t going anywhere
- What the Blackhawks have really lost off the Cup-winning roster?
- Viktor Stalberg: The next Great Swedish Superhero?
- And much, much more…..
It’s a fine line between creativity and stupidity. It’s TheThirdManIn~Radio.
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Tagged Antti Niemi, Bob Probert, Colin Fraser, Danny Richmond, Igor Makarov, Jack Skille, Kyle Beach, Mike Modano, Mullets, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Viktor Stalberg