Patrick Sharp won't face Avs

Forward Patrick Sharp will not travel with the Chicago Blackhawks to Denver, but Marian Hossa, Andrew Shaw and Michael Frolik will meet them there prior to Friday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Sharp's status beyond Friday's game is uncertain. He had to be helped to the dressing room after being checked into the boards Wednesday during the Blackhawks' 3-2 victory, also against the Avalanche. He appeared to suffer a shoulder injury and was bent over as he made his way off the ice.

Coach Joel Quenneville was concerned about Sharp's injury after the game, which extended Chicago's NHL-record points streak to open a season to 24 games.

"(Sharp) is a little bit more (serious)," Quenneville said. "He may miss some time."

Shaw suffered an upper-body injury late in the second period and did not return to Wednesday's game. Quenneville didn't believe Shaw's injury was serious.

Hossa was a late scratch Wednesday because of an upper-body injury. Quenneville said Hossa almost played in Wednesday's game after warming up with the team.

Frolik has missed the Blackhawks' past two games with the flu.

The Blackhawks recalled forward Brandon Bollig from Rockford on Thursday, a day after assigning him to their AHL affiliate.