SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl missed his second straight game as his team battled in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
According to a report, he’s going to miss the rest of them, too.
Roman Jedlicka, the play-by-play man for TV NOVA Sport in the Czech Republic, cites a “very good source” that Hertl is done for the series, and hence the season, with a knee injury.
No word if surgery would be necessary, or the nature of the injury.
Hertl has 11 points in 20 playoff games this postseason, playing on the team’s top line with Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton. Melker Karlsson moved up with them in Game 3 and again in Game 4
Coach Peter DeBoer said earlier this series his team has filled in for injured players all season, and will continue to do so.
“Our group all year has been next guy jump in. We wouldn't have made the playoffs if we didn't have that attitude. Logan Couture missed half the season. We had guys step in and fill those roles. Allowed us to keep our heads above water. That's been our mindset all year. It was just the next man up,” said DeBoer.
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