Concussions are always difficult to judge in terms of return timetables, but the minimum time off for a player on IR is seven days. However, depending on the severity, it could be a number of weeks after that, so Sharp owners should keep their eyes peeled for more information.
Sharp (concussion) will not play Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Sharp is just the latest member of the Stars to be sidelined due to injury, but perhaps comes as the biggest blow to the team's offensive abilities. Although he has just one assist through the first four games, the winger is certainly capable of registering his fourth consecutive season with 40+ points. The veteran has not been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with the Jets, but with concussion timelines notoriously difficult to pin down, owners may want to plan for more than a one-game absence.
Sharp left Thursday's game against Los Angeles in the second period following NHL concussion protocol, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Time will tell if Sharp is actually concussed, but for now the Stars are being cautious with the winger. If he does have a concussion, depending on the severity, he could be out for a few weeks or just day-to-day, so this will be a situation to monitor.
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Patrick Sharp scored on the power play and assisted on Cody Eakin's overtime winner for a two-point night Thursday.
The wily veteran pulled through for his team to even up the series at 2-2, scoring his first two points of the series. He was held without a point with a minus-4 rating entering Game 4. He's expected to play a major role if the Dallas Stars want to advance to the western Conference Final.