Missed majority of 2008-09 due to knee surgery, December 17, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 30, 2009. Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Mattias Backman) in 2011 Entry Draft for Ville Leino, February 6, 2010. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to head and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), May 13. 2010.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic