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Sharks rookie sensation Hertl may resume skating this week

Feb 27, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

Tomas Hertl Reuters

The San Jose Sharks may get a jolt of good news soon.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said rookie forward Tomas Hertl may resume skating this week, as Kevin Kurz of shares. Wilson did not offer any further timeline for Hertl’s recovery.

Hertl injured his knee on Dec. 19 after a knee-on-knee collision with Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and has not returned since then.

This season has been a breakout for the 20-year-old Czech. In 35 games, he had 15 goals and 10 assists and was leading the Sharks in goals scored for a time and was leading the discussion for the Calder Trophy through the first few months. Now that he’s closer to getting back on the ice, his return will act like a deadline pickup for the Sharks.

San Jose is currently in second place in the Pacific Division, seven points behind the Anaheim Ducks.

  1. sharksfan97 - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    In am interview earlier, TMac said the team was anxiously awaiting the return of scoring guys like Couture, Hertl, Torres and others. This was about a month ago. I thought it was strange he said Hertl’s name given we all thought he was out for the year. I suspected TMac was hinting at that point at a Hertl return late in the year or in the POs. We still don’t know, but things are sounding better. I love this kid.

  2. nightfireop - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    i’m a kings fan and i’m glad to hear he feels better now.

    • skr213 - Feb 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      Class. From NorCal, thank you.

  3. thailer35 - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Too bad this kid couldn’t play in the Olympics.

  4. sjsharks66 - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Fingers crossed that he comes back at 110%. I would hate to have him come back too soon and continue injuring himself. We have all seen that process and it is not fun to watch.

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