1:17 PM EST, Sun January 22, 2017
CSN Bay Area 22 hours ago

Sharks' Hertl taking contact, getting closer to return

SAN JOSE Sharks center/forward Tomas Hertl has taken another step in his recovery from a right knee sprain and subsequent surgery.The 23-year-old is now doing contract drills, and called himself almost day-to-day now on Saturday.Last two days Im working on battles, and I feel pretty good, Hertl said. Everything is going right. Hopefully coming closer and closer to playing. Just [need to be] more comfortable with battling, because skating and everything, I feel like 100 percent.
Fear The Fin Jan 20, 2017
Ryan Carpenter has earned the fourth line center job

Ryan Carpenter has earned the fourth line center job

At least temporarily The Sharks have been scrambling to find a temporary fourth line center since Tomas Hertl went down with a knee injury early in the season. Tommy Wingels has gotten the most play at center but head coach Pete DeBoer even gave Micheal Haley a look before Ryan Carpenter was finally given an opportunity. He’s made the most of the brief looks he’s received. In five games the center has two goals; that’s only two fewer than Chris Tierney and three fewer than Tommy Wingels in far fewer games. It’s also two more than Haley has; though in fairness Carpenter isn’t...
Fear The Fin Jan 17, 2017
The Daily Chum: Who should the Sharks should send down when Tomas Hertl returns?

The Daily Chum: Who should the Sharks should send down when Tomas Hertl returns?

Hint: Not Timo Meier. As Tomas Hertl’s return nears, eyes turn toward the Sharks’ salary cap. It’s not pretty. San Jose is $339,767 over the cap right now and can (thankfully) spend another $2,649,428 thanks to the relief the Sharks are getting from Hertl sitting on Long Term Injured Reserve. When he rejoins the team, San Jose no longer gets that benefit and needs to clear space to make room for the forward. Right now that means clearing $339,767; so who is going to get the bad news and a short road trip to the Barracuda when Hertl comes back? Let’s look at the candidates. Timo...
Fear The Fin Jan 5, 2017
Report: Tomas Hertl out until mid-February

Report: Tomas Hertl out until mid-February

Kevin Kurz reporting on a big blow to the Sharks. Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz is reporting that San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl will be out for at least another month with a knee injury. The last update we heard was that Hertl would be out until at least the All-Star break which is in a few weeks. It sounds like that has been pushed back further still. San Jose has survived without Hertl, one of the most important players on the Sharks’ roster, but the sooner they get him back in the lineup the better. Still, the most important thing is protecting the young center’s health and...
CSN Bay Area Jan 5, 2017

Source: Hertl won't play before mid-February

SAN JOSE Sharks center Tomas Hertl is back on the ice, but his return to game action is anything but imminent.According to a source, Hertl will likely be out until mid-to-late February, as he recovers and rehabs from his latest right knee surgery. Hertl has been skating lightly under the watch of the teams medical staff since Dec. 27, but there is no timeframe for him to return to practice.
Fear The Fin Jan 4, 2017
The Daily Chum: Sharks need to start rolling four lines again

The Daily Chum: Sharks need to start rolling four lines again

Shortening the bench can’t be the answer. The Sharks managed to get a point against the Kings on Tuesday night despite playing without Marc-Edouard Vlasic, David Schlemko and Tomas Hertl. Losing to L.A. will never feel satisfying, but San Jose should look at the silver lining in what turned into a halfway decent performance after a fine third period of action. Martin Jones kept the Sharks alive through two periods and San Jose turned on the jets in the third. They couldn’t find a go-ahead goal after Jeff Carter knotted things up on the power play, but San Jose applied most of the...
Fear The Fin Dec 28, 2016
Notes & Quotes: Ward adjusting to flexible fourth line

Notes & Quotes: Ward adjusting to flexible fourth line

Plus, some changes could be in store for the Sharks’ power play units. SAN JOSE — Sharks forward Joel Ward has never spent a lot of time on a line without a dedicated center. In the Sharks’ last two games, Ward has lined up on the fourth line alongside Melker Karlsson and Micheal Haley. All three players have spent little time in the position this season, as Tommy Wingels has filled in as the fourth line center in the majority of games since Tomas Hertl’s injury last month. As a result, the trio shares responsibilities and assignments, according to Ward. “I think it’s just a...
CSN Bay Area Dec 27, 2016

Injured Sharks center Hertl gets back on the ice

SAN JOSE Tomas Hertl took an ever-so-slight stride towards returning to the Sharks lineup on Tuesday morning, but neither he nor the team is offering a potential date for him to play.The 23-year-old center, who underwent a surgical procedure on Nov. 22 on his right knee, skated lightly for the first time by himself. It wasnt anything intense, and came under the watchful eyes of some members of the teams training staff, but it was a positive development, nonetheless.
Rotoworld Dec 26, 2016

Tomas Hertl's timetable is still unclear - Tomas Hertl (W) San Jose Sharks

Tomas Hertl's return to the ice remains uncertain but it could come sometime in January, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

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