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Tomas Hertl won’t need offseason knee surgery

Tomas Hertl won’t need offseason knee surgery Tomas Hertl didn’t have an exact diagnosis Monday for the knee injury that kept him out of the final four games of the Stanley Cup Finals. “It was hard just watching the guys in the Finals,” said Hertl, sporting a brace on the knee. Hertl confirmed the speculation that a clean yet awkward hit from Pittsburgh right wing Patric Hornqvist late in regulation of Game 2 did the damage. “Yes, it was a relief it didn’t require surgery,” Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said. Hertl scored the Sharks’ only power-play goal during 12...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 13, 2016

Hertl missed last four Stanley Cup games with right knee injury

Sharks' winger Tomas Hertl says he won't need surgery and hopes to represent Czech Republic in September World Cup of Hockey.
Fear The Fin Jun 13, 2016

Tomas Hertl won’t need surgery after knee injury

Tomas Hertl only played in games one and two of the Stanley Cup Final, missing the rest of the series thanks to a “lower body injury.” Now we know that Hertl received an injury to the same knee that Dustin Brown toasted a couple seasons ago. That’s the bad news. The good news is that Hertl won’t need surgery. Hertl says no surgery needed on right knee. Was hurt on a Hornqvist hit with 5 minutes left in Game 2— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) June 13, 2016 The Sharks missed Hertl dearly. The Czech forward was San Jose’s best forward through the first two games of the Final and the...
Fear The Fin Jun 12, 2016

Sharks vs. Penguins, Game 6 Lines: Still without Hertl

I am glad to see that people are Czech-ing in on him. As the Sharks prepare for their toughest test of the year, Pete Deboer informed the media that Tomas Hertl was not ready to join the team just yet. DeBoer on Hertl: "Hertl is making progress, getting better every day. Won't play tonight.” #SJSharks — Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) June 12, 2016 The beginning of that tweet started so beautifully. I thought, surely, we would be getting a surprise in this penultimate game. Hertl may very well be getting close to returning but until I see it with my own eyes, I will believe that Deboer is...

Sharks' Tomas Hertl improving, still out for Game 6 of Stanley Cup Final

Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said Tomas Hertl’s lower body injury in improving but that he will remain out of the lineup for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It will be the… Continue Reading → The post Sharks' Tomas Hertl improving, still out...

Sharks’ Hertl still ‘day-to-day’ for Game 5

PITTSBURGH — Tomas Hertl neither participated in practice nor took a skate on his own Wednesday, putting the forward’s status for Game 5 in doubt. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer stuck to his mantra since Hertl suffered a lower-body injury in overtime of Game 2, stating he’s “day-to-day.” When you talk about puck possession, he’s able to hang onto the puck down low, and with the two Joes, they’ve really found some chemistry this year. Hertl scored the team’s only power-play goal in the series in Game 1, and was regarded as San Jose’s best forward during a 3-2 overtime loss in...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 8, 2016

Sharks coach DeBoer rips reporting of Hertl's injury

San Jose forward Tomas Hertl didn't practice Wednesday, but Sharks coach Pete DeBoer continues to insist that Hertl might still play.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 7, 2016

Sharks forward Tomas Hertl could return during Stanley Cup Final

Czech media report said Hertl was out for the series, but Sharks coach Pete DeBoer says that he's day-to-day.
Sharks notebook: Hertl still day-to-day heading into Game 5 against Penguins

Sharks notebook: Hertl still day-to-day heading into Game 5 against Penguins

The drama surrounding center Tomas Hertl is still hazy as Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final looms.
Fear The Fin Jun 7, 2016

Stanley Cup Final 2016: Can the Sharks replace Tomas Hertl?

Probably not. Tomas Hertl, one of the Sharks best forwards through two games of the Stanley Cup Final, will miss the remainder of the series with a lower-body injury. We don't yet know what the extent of the injury is, but we know that if San Jose is to come back against Pittsburgh, it'll be without No. 48. The short answer to the question posed in the headline is no, the Sharks absolutely can not. If they could replace Tomas Hertl, well, that player would already be in the lineup in place of someone else. We can spout all the pseudo-macho nonsense we want about "next man up" and asking...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 6, 2016

Report: Sharks' Tomas Hertl to miss rest of Stanley Cup Final

Hertl has knee injury and will miss rest of series according to Czech Republic TV reporter, who is attributing a source.

Report: Tomas Hertl has knee injury, will miss rest of Stanley Cup

Tomas Hertl has a knee injury and is done for the season, according to a report. Czech Republic reporter Roman Jedlicka, play-by-play announcer for TV NOVA Sport, tweeted early Monday evening that, according to a “very good” source, Hertl will… Continue Reading → The post Report: Tomas...
Fear The Fin Jun 6, 2016

Stanley Cup Final 2016: Source says Tomas Hertl is out for the season

This is a gut punch. Tomas Hertl is officially out for the remainder of the San Jose Sharks season, whether that be two games or four. The forward missed game three with a "lower body injury" and was also slated to miss game four. Then this was dropped on us just before puck drop. #SJSharks Tomas Hertl is done for this season. Knee injury. Very good source.— Roman Jedlicka (@jedli) June 6, 2016 The loss of Hertl is absolutely enormous to the Sharks' Stanley Cup chances. In games one and two, Hertl was San Jose's best forward and the Sharks face an uphill battle without him. Given...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 6, 2016

Stanley Cup Final: Tierney, Sharks adjusting to life without Hertl

Chris Tierney is among the Sharks players who are adjusting to new roles with Tomas Hertl out of the lineup.
Sharks forward Tomas Hertl to miss Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

Sharks forward Tomas Hertl to miss Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl will miss his second straight game in the Stanley Cup Final with a lower-body injury.

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