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San Jose Sharks rookie phenom Tomas Hertl is going to have knee surgery and will miss more than a month before returning to the lineup. Word from #SJSharks is that Tomas Hertl will undergo surgery next week and that means he's out longer than a month.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) December 23, 2013 Hertl’s injury occurred last Thursday when he was kneed by Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. A replay of the hit can be seen in the video below. The former first-round draft pick has been one of the NHL’s most exciting players this season and leads all rookies in goals scored (15) and scoring (25 points). He’s a major reason why the Sharks rank fourth in the league in goals scored and have an impressive 22-8-6 record through 36 games. Hertl’s surgery also has the potential to impact his status for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Based on his stellar performance this season, he was expected to be a top-six forward for the Czech Republic. ...

Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl will undergo knee surgery.

San Jose Sharks star rookie Tomas Hertl will undergo right knee surgery next month and is expected to miss more then four weeks. According to multiple reports, Hertl’s injury time will be re-evaluated once his surgery is completed. Hertl was injured last Thursday in a knee-on-knee collision with Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown. Brown did receive a major penalty and a game...

Tomas Hertl needs surgery on knee, will miss more than a month

As you probably could have guessed, the knee injury Tomas Hertl suffered on that super sketchy play by super sketchy player Dustin Brown will need surgery. The Sharks have said Hertl will be out for longer than the initial one month they expected. Weaksauce.

Sharks' Tomas Hertl to have surgery on knee, will miss more than a month

As if the idea of the San Jose Sharks being without rookie sensation Tomas Hertl for a month wasn't bad enough, it could be a lot longer than that. Hertl was involved in a knee-on-knee collision with Kings captain Dustin Brown last week, one that left Hertl in a world of hurt. It wasn't immediately clear how long he was going to be out but it's going to be more than...

Sharks rookie F Hertl to miss at least a month with knee injury

San Jose Sharks talented rookie forward Tomas Hertl will miss at least a month after being hurt in a knee-on-knee collision with Los Angeles Dustin Brown. General manager Doug Wilson said Saturday the team is waiting for more information before knowing exactly how long Hertl will be sidelined after injuring his right knee Thursday. ''The swelling is pretty extensive still...

Sorry Tomas, You’re A Low Hertl For Jurco

Tomas Jurco (1 G, 1 A, 3 SOG, +2) probably has the best hands in the hockey world. Don’t believe me? Have a look. It’s likely that Jurco doesn’t just have the best hands in the hockey world, he might be the talented young player out there right now and with all due respect to Tomas Hertl, he has the highest offensive upside, too. Last season he was fourth on the Sea Dogs in...

Sharks top Avs in shootout after wild last 2 minutes of regulation

Joe Pavelski scored with just less than 20 seconds left in regulation to tie the game and Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau scored in the shootout to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Monday night. Erik Johnson and Jamie McGinn scored goals 12 seconds apart in the final two minutes to put the Avalanche ahead. Johnson's 6-on-4 power play...

McLellan shuffling lines against Colorado, Couture very aware of his scoring slump

It looks as if the experiment is only beginning as the Sharks continue to find the right forward combinations now that Tomas Hertl is out of the picture for a while. Preparing for tonight’s game against the Colorado Avlanche, Todd McLellan moved Brent Burns back on a line with Joe Thornton and threw these other combinations on the ice at the morning skate: Pavelski-Thornton-Burns...

San Jose Sharks beat Dallas Stars in shootout

Sharks captain Joe Thornton admitted Saturday night he wasn't thrilled to be picked by coach Todd McLellan for the shootout after four of his teammates had failed in their attempts. Thornton certainly didn't look uncomfortable, as he beat goalie Kari Lehtonen with a wrist shot to help give the Sharks a come-from-behind 3-2 shootout win over the Dallas Stars. Goalie Alex...

Pavelski backhand goal gif

Sweet goal by the former Badger  Joe Pavelski, that's goal number 14 of the year.

Sharks beat Avalanche in shootout

Talk about a frantic finish. The Sharks carried a one-goal lead into the final two minutes Monday night against the Colorado Avalanche, fell behind with 99 seconds left, got the goal they needed to force overtime from Joe Pavelski with 19.6 ticks on the clock and then left the SAP Center with a 5-4 shootout victory. Whew. "Crazy ending, and I'm sure coaches don't...

Avalanche-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks have been inconsistent of late and will be without one of their top goal scorers for an extended period, but they remain one of the NHL's best home teams. The Colorado Avalanche are well aware of how tough it is to win at SAP Center. San Jose seeks an 11th straight regular-season home victory over Colorado when the teams meet for the first time this season...

NHL INDEX: 12/23 - A look at Rookies

  This week we’re going to take a look at some of the best rookies in the NHL this season and the usual assortment of other stuff.   Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks Hertl is the front-runner for rookie of the year but his chances took a major blow after he was injured in a knee-to-knee hit with Kings forward Dustin Brown.  It’s possible that Hertl could be back...

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