Report: Hertl not on trading block as deadline approaches


The San Jose Sharks’ chances to make the playoffs are pretty much kaput, but it sounds like they’re still in the hunt to keep Tomas Hertl.

Last week, the impending UFA intimated that contract talks were ongoing between his camp and the Sharks. When pushed, he characterized those talks as “positive.”

Elliotte Friedman followed up on that this morning on his “32 Thoughts Podcast” with Jeff Marek, saying that the San Jose Sharks weren’t paying their fans lip service when they stated their desire to keep the popular centerman.

“They’re making a run at it. I don’t know how I would handicap it,” Friedman said of the organization’s efforts to re-sign Hertl. “But they are definitely trying to get that done. Their efforts, from what I hear, are very legitimate.”

To that point, Tomas Hertl hasn’t even been put on the trade block yet.

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