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.
I've been told that Patrick Sharp health is not good enough for him to be traded today. #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) March 1, 2017
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.