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updated: 9/9/2013 2:43 PM

Blackhawks ready to open training camp, defend Cup

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  • Brandon Pirri (37), led the AHL in scoring last season at Rockford and is expected to compete for the second-line center spot when the Blackhawks and veteran Patrick Sharp (10) open training camp on Thursday in South Bend, Ind.

    Brandon Pirri (37), led the AHL in scoring last season at Rockford and is expected to compete for the second-line center spot when the Blackhawks and veteran Patrick Sharp (10) open training camp on Thursday in South Bend, Ind.
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Only two and a half months after winning the Stanley Cup in Boston, the Chicago Blackhawks are back and ready to open training camp on Thursday in South Bend, Ind. "I don't think we've even had enough time to get out of shape," said winger Patrick Sharp, one of 19 players returning from the team that pulled off that miracle Game 6 win in Boston.

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