Still no Tomas Hertl for the Sharks in Game 6

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It may not come as a big surprise, but Tomas Hertl still isn’t ready to play for the San Jose Sharks.

He won’t be available for Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, but there’s no word on whether he’d be ready if the Sharks can force a Game 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins (which would come on Wednesday).

“Hertl is making progress, getting better every day,” Peter DeBoer said. “[He] won’t play tonight, no.”

As PHT discussed before, the Sharks aren’t outright saying he’s done until next season, even if rumors indicate as much.

Hertl brings a lot to the table, especially when he combines with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski.

While he’s missed, the good news is that the Sharks have seen other forwards step up, including lesser-known guys like Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi.

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