• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Sharks rookie F Tomas Hertl makes late-season return to lineup following knee surgery

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks rookie forward Tomas Hertl is back less than four months after major knee surgery.

Hertl was activated before Friday night's game against Colorado. Hertl was injured in a knee-to-knee collision with Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown on Dec. 19 at Staples Center. He had surgery on Dec. 31 to repair the posterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and has been skating with the team in recent weeks.

Hertl's return provides a big boost before the playoffs begin next week against the Kings. The 20-year-old Hertl was a strong Calder Trophy candidate with 15 goals and 10 assists in his first 35 games, including a four-goal performance against the New York Rangers in his third game.

More Stories

Hurricanes' Jordan Staal to miss 3-4 months after surgery on broken leg

Already looking at an uphill climb to end a five-year playoff drought, the Carolina Hurricanes'...

Sidney Crosby says right wrist is feeling good after opting not to have surgery

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sidney Crosby says the right wrist that bothered him last season is feeling...

Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core...

Penguins say doctors have decided not to perform wrist surgery on Sidney Crosby

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby does not need surgery on his injured...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Do you think Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom can eventually pass Mats Sundin as the No. 1 Swedish scorer in NHL history?




Contests

Our Partners