Sharp will miss his sixth straight game with a lower-body injury. Stars’ head coach Lindy Ruff indicated on Monday that Sharp might return tonight, but he will sit tonight vs. the Kings. Monitor his status prior to Thursday’s game vs. Tampa Bay.
Sharp snapped a 19-game goal-less streak with two goals on six shots in the Blackhawks win over the Sharks on Saturday. With Sharp on the top-line, Kris Versteeg looks like he will be a healthy scratch.
Sharp will skate on the Blackhawks fourth line on Monday.
Sharp has three goals and four assists (7 points) in nine games since returning from a leg injury, but tonight he will skate with Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith on the Hawks’ fourth line. With Brad Richards coming back someone had to be bumped down, but it is surprising to see it be Sharp.
Sharp (leg) will return to the Blackhawks lineup on Tuesday.
Sharp has been sidelined with a leg injury since November 4th, but will be back in tonight vs. New Jersey. Sharp was given a 3-4 week timetable, and he ended up missing just over four weeks. The emergence of Kris Versteeg in his absence means that Sharp will return on the Hawks third line with Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell.
Sharp (leg) expected to return to the Blackhawks lineup on Tuesday.
Sharp took part in Blackhawks practice on Monday and skated on a line with Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell. It looks like he will be back in tomorrow vs. the Devils, which is great news for Sharp owners, who have been without their stud winger since November 4th.
Sharp (leg) will not play on Saturday; targeting Tuesday to return.
As expected, Sharp will not play tonight vs. the Predators. However, he is very close to being back in the lineup and it appears as if he could be back on Tuesday vs. the Devils. Monitor his status leading up to that game.
Sharp (leg) will not play Friday; likely next week.
The Blackhawks have a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday so it doesn’t sound like he will play in either game. The next game would be Tuesday in New Jersey. Continue to monitor his closely because he is getting close.
Originally, Sharp was expected to return to the Blackhawks’ lineup tomorrow vs. the Blues, but it looks like his owners will have to wait a little bit longer. After Wednesday, Chicago has a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday, Sharp could return in one of those games.