San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl will miss a minimum of several weeks after undergoing a surgical procedure to remove loose cartilage in his left knee.
The team made the announcement Monday, adding that an exact timetable is still to be determined.
Hertl has 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 48 games this season, his 11th with San Jose. He was selected No. 17 overall by the Sharks in 2012.
“I have been experiencing soreness in my left knee on and off this season,” Hertl said in a statement, adding that he had been trying to play through it, having been assured it wouldn’t get worse.
“After returning from Toronto and having additional conversations with my family and our team medical staff over the last week, I made the decision to have this procedure done now so that I can return to 100 percent as soon as possible,” Hertl said. “I look forward to returning to the ice and getting back with my teammates as soon as I can.”
Hertl, 30, has 484 career points (218 goals, 266 assists) in 712 games.
–Field Level Media
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