Count Patrick Sharp among those who have Patrick Kane's back after the younger Pat's escapades this offseason.

While speaking with the media at an appearance at a grade school in La Grange Park, Sharp said he wasn't worried about Kane's offseason activities and the ensuing media firestorm after photos of the Blackhawks star partying and apparently drunk surfaced on the Internet shortly after the Hawks were bounced from the playoffs.

"I think it's more of a personal matter, to be honest with you, as far as everything that he's dealing with," Sharp said Thursday at the St. Louise De Marillac School. "It's better that he answers those questions. He's my friend, he's my teammate, I love the guy, and I'm going to be behind him no matter what."