The San Jose Sharks were dealt a tough blow on Wednesday as right winger Martin Havlat will miss a extended period of time after having surgery on a torn hamstring, according to CSN Bay Area.
Havlat suffered the freak injury last Saturday coming off the bench in a 3-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers, and will have to wait and see how it heals up before a time table is made for his return. General manager Doug Wilson spoke about the injury at a Wednesday press conference:
"The good news," Wilson said, is that the injury is "not as as bad as the team initially thought."
Team doctors feel that Havlat will be able to make a full recovery before the last stretch of the season and into the playoffs.
Havlat, 30, has 15 points for San Jose this season with two goals and 13 assists.
For more on the Sharks, head over to Fear the Fin.