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Storify: How should the Blackhawks fill the Patrick Sharp injury void?

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Patrick Sharp is congratulated by teammates after scoring a 2nd period goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the United Center on March 1. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

With Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp on the shelf for a few weeks after injuring his shoulder March 6 against the Avalanche at the United Center, the Hawks have a big absence in the lineup.

Blackhawks beat writer Mark Lazerus asked during the first intermission what his Twitter followers would do to make up for a missing Sharp. Here are their thoughts:

Who should fill the Patrick Sharp void for the Blackhawks

Chicago Sun-Times Blackhawks beat writer Mark Lazerus asked his Twitter folks how the Hawks should plug the gap while injured Patrick Sharp is out. Here's their thoughts.

Storified by Craig Newman· Sun, Mar 10 2013 17:12:20

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Intermission discussion/distraction: Put on your coaching mustaches. Who'd YOU skate in Sharp's spot with Kane and Bolland? Why? #BlackhawksMark Lazerus
Only consensus seems to be you want to see Bickell-Shaw-Stalberg reunited. Many hoping for Saad lightning in a bottle again with a call-up.Mark Lazerus
@MarkLazerus bicks!!!!! He was out best player last game.Nick
@MarkLazerus Mikita. Who else?Lauren Maiero
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@MarkLazerus I said Jimmy Hayes 3 days ago, he had a hatty last night, now has 22 ginos #restmycaseRob Johnson
@BrettMyhres Hayes over Pirri anyday. #SorryNotSorry @One4theDagger @MarkLazerusLauren Maiero
@MarkLazerus How fast can Morin and Hayes get here from Rosemont? #gohogs #blackhawksBrian Dusza
@MarkLazerus Stalberg for sure. He can skate with 88 and 36 and he's been a different player along the boards/net presence than years past.Charlie Roumeliotis
@MarkLazerus Morin is the closest to Sharp's skill set, and it allows the other lines to remain intact. Everyone looks out of sync now.SelkeSmooth
@MarkLazerus Adam banksTaylor
@MarkLazerus Kruger to 2C. Bolland at 3C. Shaw to Sharps spot. Call up Hayes for 4th line. Frolik 4C platoon Mayers/Bollig opposite Hayes.Tom Puschak
@MarkLazerus would Urlacher be available....#sharpreplacementGregg Masters
@MarkLazerus Saad...power fwd who played some nice shifts on 2nd line when Bolly was out. Can see him setting up strong plays w 88.twoearsandaheart
@MarkLazerus jimmy Hayes...he's big and fast and has grit...which apparently nobody on the hawks has anymore.TeamBill
@MarkLazerus Carcillo has shown some skill and smarts with big guys before. Give him a try. #BlackhawksLinda Baker
@MarkLazerus anyone but Bicks & VS. The third line was working perfectly up until Sharpy's injury.Anthony Kendrick
@MarkLazerus Give Pirri a shot. Young kid with potential, just needs more NHL games under his belt.Drunk Hawks Fan
@MarkLazerus Morin would be the only logical choice to call up, he's truly listed as a LW. They've been trying out Hayes at C, I hear.Brett Myhres
@MarkLazerus Somebody from Rockford. Keep the other lines the same.David Foss
@MarkLazerus might as well have Sharp play with one shoulder at this rateChristian Bollin
@JordanBernfield @MarkLazerus can we have both?Taylor
@MarkLazerus Tony Amonte 'cause, you know, he had great hair. #Blackhawkspatriceleonard
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@MarkLazerus I'd put Bollad to third line and move Kruger to second line. I'd call up Hayes or Morin right now.nicholas andrea
@MarkLazerus maybe toews could be double shifting for a while? He and Kaner still have great chemistry.SingAndBreak
@BrettMyhres @MarkLazerus I'd love to see a Morin call-up already. Been waiting all season for it!MK
Correction, the #Blackhawks were out-hit 14-10. Did win 17-of-23 faceoffs, though.Mark Lazerus
@MarkLazerus Dean Portman! http://twitpic.com/cac89gTed Gruber

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Sharpie is a 5 tool player like Toews n Hoss, he plays pp n pk plus a " pure goal scorer " to boot his replacement would need to be someone who can fire the puck to compliment KANER N BOLLS ... I say Jimmy Hayes or Kyle Beach or many other choices down in a depth stacked Rockford !

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