Sharp played in just 48 games this year after suffering a pair of concussions and then undergoing season-ending hip surgery in March. While the winger did manage eight goals and 10 helpers, he also registered a minus-22 rating and saw the lowest average ice time of his career (15:57). The Golden Knights might not be the only club concerned about the veteran's injury history as he appears set to hit free agency on July 1.
Sharp will undergo season-ending hip surgery Tuesday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The 2016-17 campaign was anything but friendly to the veteran winger, as he experienced two concussions, trouble with his hip, and one heck of a time keeping up defensively on the way to a career-low minus-22 rating over 47 games. Unfortunately -- if that wasn't enough -- his father is also said to be receiving treatment for Leukemia. It was reported March 1 that Sharp would delay his surgery until after the season, but he evidently wanted to keep going despite the Stars having next to no shot at the playoffs. All is not lost, however, as Sharp reportedly has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy, with that coveted piece of hardware going to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Sharp scored a goal, recorded an assist and registered four shots on goal during Monday's win over Washington.
It's been a disastrous season for the 35-year-old veteran, as Sharp has just eight goals and 18 points through 40 games. While health has clearly been an issue, he's also well past his prime and playing on a struggling club. Monday was a bright spot, but it's unlikely to become the norm. Sharp checks out as a fringe fantasy asset in the majority of seasonal leagues.
Sharp has been playing through an unknown ailment that will eventually require surgery, but he plans to keep playing as long as he can without undergoing the operation, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
This is a unique injury situation, as Sharp's situation appears to be something of a ticking time bomb -- he'll keep playing through the problem, but he could be forced into season-ending surgery at any time. Given those circumstances and the fact that the 35-year-old has just three points in his last 12 games, he's not a recommended fantasy play.
Even with some contributions Sunday, Sharp has been underwhelming this season. He has just 15 points in 36 games. However, in season-long formats, there may be value to be found if the