Sharks rookie sensation Hertl may resume skating this week

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The San Jose Sharks may get a jolt of good news soon.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said rookie forward Tomas Hertl may resume skating this week, as Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com shares. Wilson did not offer any further timeline for Hertl’s recovery.

Hertl injured his knee on Dec. 19 after a knee-on-knee collision with Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and has not returned since then.

This season has been a breakout for the 20-year-old Czech. In 35 games, he had 15 goals and 10 assists and was leading the Sharks in goals scored for a time and was leading the discussion for the Calder Trophy through the first few months. Now that he’s closer to getting back on the ice, his return will act like a deadline pickup for the Sharks.

San Jose is currently in second place in the Pacific Division, seven points behind the Anaheim Ducks.