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07:42 AM ET 01.01 | The clock on San Jose rookie forward Tomas Hertl's return begins now. The Sharks announced that [Hertl] had damage to the medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee successfully repaired by surgery Tuesday but gave no indication how much time he would need to recover. Hertl did not have any damage to his anterior cruciate ligament, however, presumably leaving the door open for Hertl's return before the end of the regular season. The Sharks expect Hertl to make a full recovery. ... Hertl was injured Dec. 19 in a knee-on-knee collision with Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. Hertl had 15 goals and 10 assists up until that point and was a leading candidate for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie, and for a spot on the Czech Republic's Olympic team for Sochi in February.

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January 1, 2014  10:11 AM ET

I know y'all passed out right now from all the celebrating late into the night but ........... Happy New Year to all! My best wishes of health and prosperity to everyone (including Bruins and Pens fans!) :-)

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2014  10:25 AM ET

Too bad about Hertl, he was having a fine year. Right back at 'cha Roamer! All the best to everyone in 2014!

January 1, 2014  10:28 AM ET

Yawn...Back to bed....

January 1, 2014  10:33 AM ET

Canuck hertl a little this morning too.

January 1, 2014  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yawn...Back to bed....

C'mon, Ship! Pop a few Tylenols for your headache, grab a cup of strong Java to wake yourself up .... and get on with the New Year!

January 1, 2014  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Canuck hertl a little this morning too.

Same advice for you as for Shiprock.

January 1, 2014  10:46 AM ET

Oh! And ... both of you, keep that bucket right next to you ... just in case. :-)

January 1, 2014  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Oh! And ... both of you, keep that bucket right next to you ... just in case. :-)



too early?

January 1, 2014  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Oh! And ... both of you, keep that bucket right next to you ... just in case. :-)

Hey, bacon and eggs for breakfast, then out to look around the house for bullet holes. An annual tradition in AZ.

January 1, 2014  02:18 PM ET

Looks like almost every RotY candidate is going to miss a few games this year.

 
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