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NHL trade rumors 2017: Patrick Sharp not available for trade due to injury, per report

Sharp tried to play through it on Tuesday.

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

One of the more coveted assets for the Dallas Stars at the 2017 NHL trade deadline, Patrick Sharp, might be officially off the market.

The veteran winger is dealing with an injury, and TVA reporter Renaud Lavoie reported on Wednesday that it might be too severe for teams to trade for him.

It’s not clear what Sharp is dealing with or when he picked it up. He did play in the Stars’ win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday evening, but even Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill confirmed to Stars insider Mark Stepneski that the injury was a factor:

“Yeah, I’ll discuss that more tomorrow,” Nill said. “Right now, I’ll talk to the doctors a little bit more leading up to [Wednesday’s trade deadline], but he’s dealing with an injury, yes.”

Sharp has struggled to stay on the ice this season after a hit early in the season led to a concussion. He has just 15 points and seven goals in 37 games this year. According to CapFriendly, Sharp has a no-movement clause that applies to 10 teams. He’s an unrestricted free agent this offseason when his current $5.9 million cap hit expires.