Tomas Hertl hasn't played since Dec. 19. With two meaningless games before facing the Kings in the playoffs, the rookie is ready.
Tomas Hertl was injured against the Kings, and the Sharks expect to get their productive rookie back when they face L.A. in the playoffs.
The Sharks are locked into the second seed in the Pacific and will face the Kings in the first round, but that doesn't mean Todd McLellan will rest his guys in the final two regular season games.
With the playoffs right around the corner, Antti Niemi wasn't on his game on Wednesday night, allowing three goals to the Ducks.
The Sharks will have to settle for second place in the Pacific after losing 5-2 to the Ducks in Anaheim on Wednesday night.