-- Despite participating in the morning's skate, Chicago Blackhawks
center Patrick Sharp
has been ruled out for Saturday night's home opener against the Detroit Red Wings
at the United Center, the team confirmed this afternoon.
Prospect Brandon Pirri
has been recalled from Rockford of the AHL to replace Sharp in the lineup. No details about Sharp's injury have been released yet.
Pirri, 19, was selected in the second round (No. 59) of the 2009 Entry Draft. He played at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last season and tallied 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) as a freshman.