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Sharks' Hertl undergoes knee surgery

Tuesday, 12.31.2013 / 9:30 PM / News

NHL.com

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl underwent successful surgery Tuesday in Cleveland to repair damage to his right medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament.

Tomas Hertl
Center - SJS
GOALS: 15 | ASST: 10 | PTS: 25
SOG: 94 | +/-: 11
General manager Doug Wilson said in a statement that Hertl is expected to make a full recovery, but that there is no immediate timetable for his return to the lineup.

Hertl was injured Dec. 19 in a knee-on-knee collision with Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown.

The 20-year-old leads all NHL rookies with 15 goals and 25 points in 35 games.

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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense