Patrick Sharp Out after Emergency Appendectomy

Standard Spin: After undergoing successful surgery Monday, Sharp's expected recovery time is 3-4 weeks, meaning he's out for most of the preseason and is questionable for the season opener. He doesn't deserve to be downgraded too far based on this news - it would be a short hiatus and he'll be 100% upon his return - but we'd knock him down a few pegs in the rankings and monitor his recovery. (Sep.13)