Sharks F Tomas Hertl to miss Game 4 of Stanley Cup
San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl, right, skates off the ice after the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday, May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl will miss his second straight game in the Stanley Cup Final with a lower-body injury.
Coach Peter DeBoer said Hertl will not be ready to play Game 4 on Monday night and remains day to day. Hertl got hurt late in Game 2 in Pittsburgh and missed the following game in San Jose.
The Sharks overcame his absence with a 3-2 overtime win that cut Pittsburgh's series lead to 2-1. Melker Karlsson took Hertl's place on the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski and Dainius Zubrus returned to the lineup as a fourth-line forward.
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Hertl has six goals and five assists in 20 playoff games this season.