Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sharks without Injured Hertl for Critical Game 3; Karlsson or Zubrus to Fill In

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sharks without Injured Hertl for Critical Game 3; Karlsson or Zubrus to Fill In

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Sharks' Hertl out with injury for Game 3

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Tomas Hertl will not play for the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final.

Hertl did not practise Friday morning because of a lower-body injury and will be unavailable to play on Saturday evening, according to Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer.

DeBoer called him perhaps the Sharks best player through the first two games of the final, which sees San Jose down 2-0 ahead of the first Stanley Cup final home game in team history.

The 22-year-old fills the left side of the Sharks top line, a big, strong effective force alongside Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski.

Hertl had two shots in more than 20 minutes in a Game 2 overtime loss and has six goals and 11 points in the post-season. He had a career-high 21 goals and 46 points during the regular season. …

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