Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty ImagesTomas Hertl is set to undergo knee surgery and will miss at least one month for the Sharks.

Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty ImagesTomas Hertl is set to undergo knee surgery and will miss at least one month for the Sharks.

Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl to undergo knee surgery

SAN JOSE–Sharks forward Tomas Hertl will undergo right knee surgery next week, sidelining the rookie star for more than a month.

General manager Doug Wilson said Monday that the team will know more about how much time Hertl will miss following the surgery.

Hertl was hurt last Thursday in a knee-on-knee collision with Los Angeles' Dustin Brown. Brown received a major penalty and game misconduct for the hit on Hertl.

Hertl leads all rookies with 15 goals and 25 points so far this season.

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