Sharp plans to retire following Saturday's season finale against the Jets, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Sharp has had an illustrious career, racking up 287 goals and 620 points in 938 career contests. He played an instrumental role in Chicago's championship runs in 2010, 2013 and 2015, and will retire in the city he's called home for 11 seasons.
Sharp brushed twine in Thursday's 6-2 road loss to the Jets.
The veteran winger posted up near the crease and anticipated an incredible behind-the-back pass from Nick Schmaltz for his ninth goal of the season. Sharp's well past his prime and he's been cemented in a bottom-six role during this reunion tour with the Blackhawks, so you can likely find him toiling on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.
Sharp collected an even-strength assist and two PIM in Tuesday night's 5-2 road loss to Vegas.
That was Sharp's first point in the last nine games, as he continues to struggle in the reunion tour with the Blackhawks. While the power-play role remains, Sharp only has three points in that special teams situation, and he's only averaged 13:04 of ice time through 48 games. Of course, having matched his games-played total from last year is an accomplishment in itself, as he battled a myriad of issues in 2016-17. Sharp used to be a can't-miss fantasy commodity, but that ship sailed long ago.
Sharp contributed a goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 8-2 rout of the Senators.
Sharp was one of six Blackhawks to post multiple points in this one, led by Patrick Kane's five-point night. While the 36-year-old forward's best days are behind him, Sharp's three goals in the past four games suggest he's still a dangerous sniper.
Sharp will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Devils, Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Sharp was given a night to clear his head Thursday against the Stars, but he will return as a member of the top line and is expected to skate alongside Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad. Alex DeBrincat gets bumped out of the top-six forward group as a result of Sharp's return.
Sharp scored the opening goal of the game and garnered an assist against Anaheim on Monday.
Sharp's two-point performance ended a 16-game point drought that dated back to mid-October. The winger's struggles to produce saw his role on the power play drastically diminish to the point where he logged just 11 seconds of ice time with the man advantage Monday. Given the veteran's slow start, it's probably too early to say he has turned it around, but at least he is back on the scoresheet.
Sharp hasn't recorded a point in his last seven games.
The veteran forward is locked into a third-line role with the Blackhawks, but he's also averaging 3:24 on the man advantage per contest, so there's reason to believe his offensive numbers will only improve as the season progresses. Sharp has always been a streaky scorer, so if he's able to find the back of the net soon, he could embark on a multi-game point streak, which could enable his owners to cut bait and sell high. The 35-year-old Canadian's first chance to snap his scoreless streak will come Saturday against the Wild.
Sharp recorded a goal in Saturday's 2-1 overtime victory over Nashville.
The three-time Stanley Cup champ has enjoyed his return to the Blackhawks at this point, having already logged two goals and four points in six games after finishing with eight goals and 18 points in 48 games with Dallas a season ago. Sharp is no longer a top-six forward at this point in his career, but he will continue to contribute on the power play and provide some scoring depth for Chicago.
Sharp (hip) has been skating with teammates and expects to be ready for the start of training camp Saturday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The veteran winger returned to Chicago during the offseason after undergoing hip surgery in late March. A timetable for Sharp's recovery was never announced, so this news should come as reassurance for Blackhawks fans who are hoping to see the old "Sharpy" take to the United Center ice in 2017-18. Despite the fact that he'll be turning 36 in December, it's not unreasonable to expect a 20-goal, 40-point output from Sharp now that he's returned to a familiar setting and power-play setup.
Sharp (hip) will make $1 million on the one-year deal that he signed to return with the Blackhawks in 2017-18, TSN reports.
According to CapFriendly, Sharp's contract will include $200,000 in performance bonuses if he reaches a certain amount of games played; considering that the veteran is recovering from hip surgery, that seems like a wise move for the cash-strapped Blackhawks. He can return the favor of returning to Chi-Town -- where he claimed three Stanley Cups -- by turning up numbers much closer to his debut season with the Stars -- 55 points in 2015-16 -- than his scant output of 18 points in 48 games last year.
Sharp (hip) will be reunited with the Blackhawks through free agency Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The move will be official when the signing period opens at noon ET.
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has an affinity for bringing back key players from the glory days -- for example, he's given defensemen Brian Campbell, Johnny Oduya and now forward Brandon Saad return tickets to the Windy City -- but it's hard to blame the guy for wanting a three-time Stanley Cup winner in Sharp back in tow. Sharp played for the Stars the past two seasons, and his debut campaign was strong at 55 points in 76 games, though he fell all the way to 18 points with a minus-22 rating in 2016-17; his most recent campaign was marred by two concussions and a bum hip that required surgery and ended his season in late March. Still, a return to Chicago -- even at a discount -- seems like the best possible setting for Sharp and his quest for a performance rebound. As a result, we wouldn't disregard him in fantasy drafts this fall.
Sharp (hip) was not included on the Stars' protected players list for the expansion draft.
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.
Sharp had an assist, a plus-1 rating and two shots in Sunday's loss to the Bruins.
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 Stars are able to trade him at the deadline. Sharp may be able to return to last season's form on a team where he's playing for something.
Sharp scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season in a 4-3 win against Buffalo on Thursday.
It's been a tough season for Sharp with just 24 appearances due to injuries, but he's been very effective upon his return, scoring five goals and four assists in 13 games. Even though he's no longer one of the league's premier snipers, he still plays an important scoring depth role for the Stars. The good news about Sharp is that he has looked very dangerous of late with four goals in his past five games and continues to shoot the puck a lot, but the 35-year-old can be a feast-or-famine fantasy player.
Sharp potted his third and fourth goals of the year in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Rangers.
Both tallies were extremely timely. He scored the first off a turnover just 12 seconds after Patrick Eaves' goal in the first period, giving the Stars a 2-1 lead and a huge burst of momentum. The second goal blunted the Rangers' momentum, as they'd narrowed a 4-1 lead to 4-3 with a pair of second-period tallies, only for Sharp to score 48 seconds later and turn the tide again. This season as a whole can be described as a struggle at best for the veteran winger, but his seven points in eight games since the new year certainly offer legitimate hope of a second-half surge.
Sharp scored an empty-net goal, recorded two assists and registered four shots on net with a plus-2 rating during Monday's win over the Kings.
Limited to just 15 games this season, Sharp has been a fantasy afterthought. However, the veteran's big night Monday is an encouraging breakout, and his offensive track record makes him a must-own asset in almost all fantasy settings. After all, Sharp averaged 3.4 shots per game and posted a 19th-ranked 2.61 points per 60 minutes among all skaters with at least 4,000 minutes over the previous three years.
Sharp registered a first-period assist and four shots on net with a five-minute major for fighting and a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's loss to Montreal.
The veteran winger has been limited to just 13 games this season, and his one goal and three points are hardly noticeable fantasy numbers. While Sharp has endured a difficult start and is in the midst of his age-35 campaign, his high shot volume (3.35 shots per game over the past four years) and significant offensive role with Dallas will help him maintain value in the majority of seasonal leagues. It helps that he's currently receiving top-line minutes with Jamie Benn (foot) out.
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