Hertl missed Tuesday's series-ending Game 6 loss to the Blues due to a head injury, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.
The specific nature of Hertl's injury wasn't released prior to Tuesday's contest, but this news doesn't come as a surprise considering it was a high hit from St. Louis' Ivan Barbashev that knocked him out of Game 5. The 25-year-old winger should be at full strength heading into next season, and he'll be looking to build upon a fantastic 2018-19 campaign in which he set career highs in goals (35) and assists (39) in 77 games. Hertl should be viewed as a top-tier fantasy option with plenty of upside ahead of next year's drafts.
Hertl (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's must-win Game 6 against the Blues, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The injury bug couldn't have hit the Sharks at a worse time. Hertl and Erik Karlsson (undisclosed) have already been ruled out of Game 6, and captain Joe Pavelski has been labeled a game-time decision for the must-win match. Hertl can only hope that his teammates will be able to pull off the upset on the road Tuesday to give him an opportunity to rejoin the lineup for Game 7 in San Jose on Thursday.
Hertl (undisclosed) did not play in the third period of Sunday's Game 5 loss to St. Louis, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Hertl scored his first goal of the series in Game 4 but didn't get much going in Game 5 as his Sharks were shut out. It's unclear when or how the 25-year-old was injured, but his status for Game 6 on Tuesday is up in the air.
Hertl scored a power-play goal on two shots in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Blues in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Hertl had been held off the scoresheet in the first three games of the series before finding twine on the man advantage. It would be the Sharks' only goal of the game, which leaves the series tied at two games apiece ahead of Sunday's Game 5. Hertl has 10 goals and five helpers in 18 contests in the playoffs.
Hertl scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 7.
Hertl finished the series with six points in seven games while taking 24 shots on goal. For the playoffs overall, Hertl has 14 points in as many games as one of the top point producers for the Sharks.
Hertl scored both goals for the Sharks in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Avalanche in Game 5.
Hertl hadn't scored since Game 7 of the first round, but he accounted for all of the Sharks' offense in Saturday's win, which puts them ahead 3-2 in the series. He is up to eight goals and four helpers in 12 postseason contests. Hertl remains a top fantasy option in playoff formats.
Hertl dished two assists, with one coming on the power play, in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Hertl was able to collect his first points of the series, and is now up to 10 points in nine playoff games thus far. The Czech-born player also saw 1:59 of power-play ice time in the game, which can only add to his fantasy value. With a high-scoring series expected, it might be wise to ride the hot hand in Hertl.
Hertl scored a goal and added an assist, both on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 7.
Hertl had eight points in the series, which co-led the team with Logan Couture. Five of those points came in the last three games while the Sharks faced elimination. Hertl will likely remain a productive fantasy option throughout the Sharks' run, which continues against the Avalanche in the second round.
Hertl made playoff history Sunday by scoring the game-winning, shorthanded goal in the second overtime period in the Sharks' Game 6 win over the Golden Knights.
As tends to be the case when a game gets that deep, the goal wasn't particularly special -- in fact, one could classify it as a "soft" goal that Marc-Andre Fleury should have stopped. Hertl nearly dumped the puck in the corner before deciding to shoot because Golden Knights defender Shea Theodore didn't press him very aggressively, according to Kevin Kurz of The Athletic. Nonetheless, the goal forces a Game 7 in San Jose on Tuesday night.
Hertl scored two goals, one on the power play, on five shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights in Game 5.
Hertl's first goal came 1:16 into the game, and his second tally provided an important insurance goal in the third period. He has four scores and an assist while taking 23 shots in five games in the series.
Hertl tallied a goal and an assist while firing three shots on goal with a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.
Hertl didn't let the three-day break between the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs slow him down, as he pushed his point streak to eight games and 12 points with Wednesday's effort. After recording 74 points in 77 games in the regular season, Hertl upped his playoff totals to 29 points in 44 appearances. He's worth a look in fantasy formats, especially if the Sharks can make a deep run.
Hertl dished out two helpers in Saturday's win over the Avalanche.
Hertl had a breakout season. He posted career highs of 22 goals and 46 points in the 2017-18 campaign, and he shattered those marks this season with 35 tallies an 74 points in 77 games. The 25-year-old also ended the season on a seven-game, 10-point streak, and he figures to be a solid fantasy play in the postseason if the Sharks can make a run.
Hertl delivered a helper in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.
Hertl has points in six straight games, with three goals and five helpers in that span. The assist gives the Czech forward 72 points in 76 outings this year, the best of his six seasons at hockey's highest level.
Hertl picked up a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.
During a five-game point streak, Hertl has three goals and four assists to go with 12 shots. He's up to 71 points (35 goals, 36 helpers) in 75 games this season, with 15 of his points coming on the man advantage.
Hertl generated an assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Flames.
The helper gives Hertl 35 each of goals and assists for his first 70-point season in a six-year career. He reached the milestone in 74 appearances. Hertl has earned 14 of his points on the man advantage this year, and his ability to be used as a center or on the wing has made him a fantasy darling in the breakout season.
Hertl scored a goal and dished two assists in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Blackhawks.
Hertl played a key role in the Sharks' offense, but they never fully recovered from going down 3-0 in the first 11 minutes. He is up to 68 points (34 goals and assists each) in 72 games. Two of his points came with the man advantage, giving him 14 power-play points in his breakout campaign.
Hertl scored a goal on three shots and posted three hits and two blocked shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Red Wings.
It was a little bit of everything for the versatile Czech forward, who is up to 33 goals and 65 points in 71 games this season. He's not known for physicality, with only 51 hits and 60 blocks this season, but fantasy owners won't mind a little icing on the statistical cake.
Hertl scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.
Hertl's marker put the Sharks up 2-1 in the second period, but three third-period goals by the Kings would overpower the Czech forward's work. He has 32 goals and 64 points in 69 games this season, finally having the breakout year expected of the first-round pick from 2012.
Hertl scored his 31st goal of the season in Monday's 3-0 win over the Wild.
The 25-year-old has hit the scoresheet in five straight games and seven of the last nine, racking up five goals and nine points over that stretch. Hertl is having a breakout campaign, and he's well on his way to the first 70-point season of his career.
Hertl delivered two assists in a 3-2 overtime win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Hertl is on a four-game, five-point streak (two goals, three assists). He's flirting with his first point-per-game season (61 in 63 games) and has become a mandatory activation whenever Team Teal hits the ice.
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