- Suffered a hand injury on Oct. 23 at Boston and placed on injured reserve Oct. 25 (retroactive)
- Removed from injured reserve on Nov. 13 after missing eight games
- Recorded points in four straight games (1g/3a), interrupted by injury, from Oct. 21 - Nov. 15
- Missed two games due to a lower-body injury suffered Dec. 6 at Ottawa
Signed as a free agent by Bietigheim (German-2), November 9, 2012.
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