SAN JOSE (AP) — Tomas Hertl will miss the rest of the season for the San Jose Sharks with a serious knee injury.
The Sharks said Thursday that Hertl tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during the first period of a loss the previous night against the Vancouver Canucks.READ MORE: Family Killed On Hike In Sierra National Forest Died From Extreme Heat
Hertl is the second significant Sharks player to be sidelined with a significant injury. Captain Logan Couture has a broken ankle.READ MORE: UPDATE: Human Remains Found In Florida Belong To Brian Laundrie, FBI Says
The Sharks entered the day with 48 points and are nine points out of a playoff spot. San Jose has missed the postseason only once since the start of the 2003-04 season.
Hertl is second on the team with 36 points this season. He has 16 goals and 20 assists.MORE NEWS: 5 Juveniles Arrested, Carjacked Vehicle Recovered Following Crash In Oakland
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