Conor Sheary
Conor Sheary
27-Year-Old Left WingLW
Buffalo Sabres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Sheary's first season in Buffalo wasn't much different than his last one in Pittsburgh, aside from the expected drop in rating that comes with playing for a worse team. He scored 34 points with a minus-18 rating in 2018-19 after posting 30 points and a plus-2 mark in 2017-18. The 5-foot-8, 176-pound winger should continue to fill a middle-six role for the Sabres, and owners hoping for a return to his 53-point production from 2016-17 are likely to be left disappointed. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $9 million extension with the Penguins in July 2017.
Tallies in win
LWBuffalo Sabres
October 17, 2019
Sheary scored a goal and went plus-2 in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Kings.
ANALYSIS
Sheary didn't show any rust from missing the last four games with an upper-body injury. His line with Casey Mittelstadt and Jimmy Vesey combined for all three goals in the contest. Sheary has produced four points and a plus-3 rating in four appearances this year.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:01
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:45
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
13:57
1:11
0:01
2018–19
14:37
1:42
0:02
2019–20
11:01
1:45
0:02
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Despite being just 25 years old, Sheary will bring invaluable experience to the Sabres having lifted the Stanley Cup at the end of two of his three professional campaigns. The high-energy winger was set to play on a line with Jack Eichel -- a role that would have fit him well since he previously played on the left side of Sidney Crosby -- however, the acquisition of Jeff Skinner has muddied the waters it terms of where Sheary might play. The move by Pittsburgh to trade the 26-year-old had more to do with his $3 million cap hit and less about his performance on the ice -- although Penguins coach Mike Sullivan did occasionally scratch him when his game would start to slip. At any rate, the Sabres can say they found a real bargain if Sheary can get back to being the 53-point producer he was during the 2016-17 campaign.
Since turning pro on the heels of a four-year collegiate career with UMass-Amherst, Sheary has earned a spot on the Penguins’ top line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel (a trio cleverly named “Sid and the Kids”), won back-to-back Stanley Cups, and secured a three-year, $9 million contract extension. Last year, the energetic winger racked up an impressive 23 goals and 30 helpers despite appearing in a mere 61 outings. When it comes to the man advantage, though, the diminutive forward’s action will mostly come with the second unit. The biggest knock on the 25-year-old is his erratic play -- a postseason benching serves as Exhibit A, and bouts of inconsistency could result in him getting bumped down to the third line periodically. Still, as long as he mostly sticks with Crosby, there’s reason to believe Sheary can clear 50 points again.
Sheary was emblematic of the style of play and pace demanded from new coach Mike Sullivan after the Penguins fired Mike Johnston in December. In fact, he pretty much followed Sullivan from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, debuting Dec. 18. The UMass-Amhert product didn’t produce much offense in a fourth-line role – 10 points in 44 games – but he scored two goals in the Stanley Cup Finals, including the overtime winner in Game 2. Sheary plays bigger and protects the puck better than his 5-foot-8 frame would imply. That diminutive stature lends itself to injury and he seems to get worn down relatively easily, but he has the potential to improve upon his offensive production – especially if he continues to see even-strength time with Sidney Crosby. In 88 AHL tilts, Sheary has potted 27 goals and 81 points, so there’s fantasy intrigue here.
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Ready to rock
LWBuffalo Sabres
October 17, 2019
Sheary (upper body) will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Kings, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Won't play Wednesday
LWBuffalo Sabres
Upper Body
October 16, 2019
Sheary (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Anaheim, NHL.com's Dan Arritt reports.
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Returns to practice
LWBuffalo Sabres
Upper Body
October 15, 2019
Sheary (upper body) participated in Tuesday's practice.
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Week-to-week with upper-body issue
LWBuffalo Sabres
Upper Body
October 9, 2019
Sheary is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
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Deemed day-to-day
LWBuffalo Sabres
Upper Body
October 8, 2019
Sheary (upper body) is considered day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Montreal, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
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