Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
2 weeks ago

Sharp hasn't recorded a point in his last seven games.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
1 month ago

Sharp recorded a goal in Saturday's 2-1 overtime victory over Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

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 bona fide top-six forward at this point in his career, but will continue to contribute on the power play and provide some scoring depth for Chicago.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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 will slide in to a familiar powerplay setup.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
5 months ago

Sharp (hip) will make $1 million on the one-year deal that he signed to return with the Blackhawks in 2017-18, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
5 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
5 months ago

Sharp (hip) was not included on the Stars' protected players list for the expansion draft.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
8 months ago

Sharp will undergo season-ending hip surgery Tuesday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
8 months ago

Sharp scored a goal, recorded an assist and registered four shots on goal during Monday's win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
9 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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 at any given time he could have to get surgery that would end his season. 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.

Patrick Sharp
LW CHI
9 months ago

Sharp had an assist, a plus-1 rating and two shots in Sunday's loss to the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

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 some value in him 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.