Tomas Hertl Injury: Updates on Sharks Star's Knee and Return

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 2, 2014

VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 14:  Tomas Hertl
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Updates from Friday, April 11

Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area has an update on Hertl:

Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl has been medically cleared to return to game action, and will play n on Friday night vs. Colorado, a source has told CSNCalifornia.com.

Two independent doctors have cleared him -- Dr. Mark Saffron at Stanford, and Dr. Anthony Miniaci, based out of Cleveland, OH. Miniaci performed the surgery to repair the PCL and MCL ligaments in Hertl's right knee on Dec. 31.

Kurz added more from Hertl:

Hertl: “I am very excited b/c it’s 4 months, no playing hockey. I’m very happy, and before playoffs I hope it’s all good and knee is OK."

— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) April 11, 2014

More Hertl: "It's funny because my last game was L.A. and first [playoff] game L.A. is very close. I hope first round is a win.” #SJSharks

— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) April 11, 2014