Sharks’ Hertl may still need knee surgery

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Initially, it was reported that San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl wouldn’t need surgery for a knee injury that occurred in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

A few days later, however, it seems surgery may still be a possibility for the 22-year-old Hertl, based on a report from the San Jose Mercury News on Monday.

“We’re doing an extensive evaluation now and we’ll have a determination within the next week on a few players on whether or not they need surgery or if any treatment is needed,” said Sharks GM Doug Wilson, as per the San Jose Mercury News.

“Hopefully that is the case and everybody will be ready come September. But I’ll get a better read on that in the next week to 10 days.”

Hertl scored in the series opener versus Pittsburgh, but was hurt on a hit from Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist in Game 2 and never returned to the series due to the injury.