Sheary scored a goal on two shots and earned an assist versus Ottawa on Tuesday.
After being held off the scoresheet in his first three games back with the Penguins, Sheary picked up a pair of points in Tuesday's 7-3 rout. The winger figures to continue playing alongside Sidney Crosby on Pittsburgh's first line, which sets him up to be a top-end fantasy option down the stretch.
Sheary, along with Evan Rodrigues, was acquired by the Penguins from the Sabres in a swap for Domniki Kahun (lower body) on Monday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Sheary will make his return to the Penguins following less than two full seasons in Buffalo. The winger put up the best numbers of his career with Pittsburgh (53 points in 2016-17) and will look to get back over the 30-point mark this year. (He currently sits at 19 points through 55 games.) The winger could find himself on a re-made third line featuring Jared McCann and Patrick Marleau.
Sheary netted a goal on five shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Sheary gave the Sabres a 2-0 lead with his tally at 9:42 of the second period. He's picked up three points in his last six games after a six-game point drought. The 27-year-old has had a down year with 19 points and 86 shots through 52 contests, which puts him in serious danger of missing the 30-point mark for the first time since his rookie year.
Sheary is in the midst of a five-game points drought.
Sheary simply isn't having a good season by his standards. He has just 16 points in 45 appearances after posting 34 points in 78 games during 2018-19. The Sabres and fantasy owners alike are expecting Sheary to provide a little more secondary scoring. Instead his role is diminishing, as he played just 7:56 during Saturday's win against Columbus.
Sheary finished Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Lightning with a goal and two assists.
Pointless over his previous three contests, Sheary launched an assault on the scoresheet Tuesday, but it came in a losing effort. As fruitful as Sheary's performance against Tampa Bay was, don't get used it, as he's only managed 13 points in 34 games this season. Chalk this up as an outlier performance, though we'll at least mention more opportunity may be coming his way in the wake of Jeff Skinner's long-term injury.
Sheary played just 9:14 in Saturday's overtime loss to the Islanders.
Sheary is seeing his role diminish. He played just 9:21 in Buffalo's win over Edmonton last week, followed by him being sent to the press box for a pair of games. Upon returning, he saw a season-low 9:14 of ice time against the Islanders. He's not playing in the top-six forward group, making his fantasy stock take a hit. It's best to avoid him until he can find his way back to Buffalo's second line.
Sheary scored two goals and was plus-3 in Monday's 7-1 win over the Devils.
Sheary had gone 19 games without a goal prior to Monday. He had tallied twice on Opening Night and had three goals after four games until running into his lengthy scoring funk. The 27-year-old accumulated 55 goals over the previous three seasons and should be able to settle back in as a depth scorer for Buffalo with his slump behind him.
Sheary collected an even-strength assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over Florida.
Sheary netted the primary helper on Jeff Skinner's opening goal and now has seven points in 19 games this season. It's been a disappointing campaign for the 27-year-old winger. Sheary has now gone 15 games without a goal, his last one coming Oct. 17.
Sheary tallied an assist during Thursday's loss to Carolina.
The assist snapped a nine-game point drought, bringing him up to five points on the year. He started out hot, posting four points in his first four appearances, but he's gone ice cold since. The Sabres have lost six straight games and could use a little more consistency out of Sheary. He'll need to ramp up his production if he hopes to top last year's 34-point total.
Sheary scored a goal and went plus-2 in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Kings.
Sheary didn't show any rust from missing the last four games with an upper-body injury. His line with Casey Mittelstadt and Jimmy Vesey combined for all three goals in the contest. Sheary has produced four points and a plus-3 rating in four appearances this year.
Sheary (upper body) will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Kings, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Sheary has missed the last four games due to the upper-body issue, but he returned to practice Tuesday, suggesting a return could be near. Now that he's slated to return, Evan Rodrigues is expected to exit the lineup. Sheary was a point-per-game player before his injury, collecting two goals and an assist in three games. Furthermore, expect Sheary to see some time on the power play in his return to the ice.
Sheary (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Anaheim, NHL.com's Dan Arritt reports.
Sheary returned to practice Tuesday, so he's definitely making progress in his recovery, but he'll have to wait for Thursday's matchup with L.A. for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup. Once he's given the green light, the 27-year-old return to a bottom-six role and a spot on one of Buffalo's power-play units.
Sheary (upper body) participated in Tuesday's practice.
Getting back on the ice gives Sheary a chance to suit up Wednesday against the Ducks. It's unsettled whether the Sabres will rush Sheary back just one week after he was given a "week-to-week" designation, but he's now being considered day-to-day. Expect Sheary to fill into the middle six when he's ready.
Sheary is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
This is unfortunate news for both the Sabres and fantasy owners, as Sheary has had a fantastic start to the season, picking up two goals and one helper in three games while filling a middle-six role and a spot on Buffalo's second power-play unit. With the 27-year-old American expected to miss extended time, the Sabres will likely turn to their AHL affiliate for reinforcements up front. It's safe to assume Sheary will be placed on injured reserve to open up a roster spot during his lengthy absence.
Sheary (upper body) is considered day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Montreal, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Sheary has had a fantastic start to the campaign, notching two goals and one assist in three games while skating on the Sabres' third line and second power-play unit. If Sheary's unable to go against the Canadiens, Evan Rodrigues will likely draw in and make his season debut.
Sheary (lower body) tallied a pair of goals on three shots Thursday in Buffalo's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Sheary, who was considered day-to-day entering Thursday's season opener, came back to haunt his former squad with an even-strength goal in the first period and a power-play goal in the second. The latter stood as the game-winner. Sheary won a pair of Stanley Cups with the Penguins before joining Buffalo in 2018-19. He collected 14 goals and 34 points in 78 games in his first season as a Sabre.
Sheary (lower body) will be in the lineup for Thursday's season opener against the Penguins, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Sheary was considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury heading into Thursday's contest, but he's evidently feeling well enough to suit up against Pittsburgh. The 27-year-old American, who totaled 14 goals and 34 points in 78 games last campaign, is expected to open the season skating on the Sabres' third line and second power-play unit.
Sheary (lower body) is considered day-to-day heading into Opening Night against the Penguins on Thursday, Joe Yerdon of The Athletic reports.
Sheary topped the 30-point mark for the third consecutive season and should be a factor in the top six once fully fit. The winger hasn't been able to replicate the 23-goal, 30-assist campaign he put together in 2016-17, but can still be a reliable mid-range fantasy option.
Sheary sat out of Wednesday's practice due to a lower-body injury.
Sheary is battling for a top-six role with the Sabres after posting 14 goals and 30 points with the team last year. This injury may keep the 27-year-old out of Wednesday's preseason game versus the Blue Jackets, but the team considers him day-to-day and he should be fine for the season opener Oct. 3 versus his former team, the Penguins.
Sheary scored two goals -- the first on the power play, and the second the overtime winner -- and added an assist in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Penguins.
After spending his first three NHL seasons in Pittsburgh, Sheary headed to Buffalo and hasn't been as productive as he was in his breakout 2016-17 campaign, but the 26-year-old does have 11 goals and 29 points through 60 games -- one fewer point than he managed last year in 19 fewer contests. Given that he only had two points (both helpers) in his prior nine games, however, a repeat of this performance any time soon seems unlikely.
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