The veteran skated by himself Sunday and is expected to do so again the next two days before the Hawks can get an assessment on when he will join practices with teammates.
Quenneville said the Hawks were "hopeful" Sharp will be in the lineup when the regular season kicks off Oct. 7 against the Stars in Dallas.
If he does, Sharp could line up at wing. After playing center much of the last few seasons, Quenneville said the veteran could move back to his natural position of wing.
"We'll probably likely start (Sharp) on the wing," Quenneville said.
With that in mind, Patrick Kane practiced at center during Monday's practice with Marian Hossa and Andrew Brunette as his wingers.
"I didn’t mind it," Quenneville said of Kane's move from right wing. "They all have good anticipation, good patience with the puck, see plays, can make plays and finish in that tight area. We’ll see how that works itself out. We’ll try it in a game or two. Hopefully that could work."
ONE-TIMERS: The Hawks placed center Brett McLean on waivers. ... Rob Klinkhammer (injury) and Daniel Carcillo (illness) missed practice.