Tomas Hertl injury update
The only thing that could slow down Tomas Hertl’s storybook season was an untimely injury. Unfortunately for him and the San Jose Sharks, that’s exactly what happened last night as the boys in teal downed the Ottawa Senators in a 3-2 shootout. The game started off in what is becoming typical fashion for San Jose and Hertl.
They came out flying in the first period, and it didn’t take long for Hertl to score his league-leading seventh goal of the season.
Ottawa and San Jose would end up at two-all with time dwindling in the second period. Hertl picked up the puck in the defensive end and tried to cut through the middle of the ice, skating it out of trouble for the time being. Replays show that he tripped on the play, and went shoulder-first into Clarke MacArthur of the Senators.
Hertl stayed down for a moment on the play after dropping his stick and gloves. He went straight to the dressing room and did not return as the Sharks still managed to secure the victory.
Tomas Hertl leaves game during second period http://t.co/oL7NodkieG
— Sharks Update (@Sharks_Update_) October 13, 2013
This instance appeared to be coincidental. Unlike Alexander Edler’s blatant headshot, Hertl’s injury appeared to be the result of a freak accident out on the ice. Stay tuned to Blades of Teal, as we’ll provide updates as they become available.
UPDATED (October 14): The Sharks received some fantastic news when they found out that Hertl was just more banged up than anything following the incident against Ottawa. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the Sharks won’t have to go even a single game without their leading scorer.