Sharks' Hertl tweaks knee at prospect camp

by Jul 8, 10:41 PM

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl will not play in a prospect scrimmage Wednesday after suffering a "little tweak" in his knee, general manager Doug Wilson told Kevin Kurz of CSN

The 20-year-old is attending the team's development camp, and Wilson revealed the injury is a result of "soreness from not skating."

It's not yet known which knee is affected; this little detail is quite significant, since Hertl missed 45 games this past season with torn ligaments in his right leg after a knee-on-knee hit delivered by Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings.

At this point it's likely a precautionary measure, but the situation raises an important question: