SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sharks forward Martin Havlat will miss up to eight weeks following surgery Thursday to repair a partial tear in a tendon in his left hamstring.
San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said the team was prepared for the worst after Havlat injured himself jumping over the Sharks' bench during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Havlat, acquired in a trade from the Minnesota Wild during the offseason, scored his second goal of the season against the Oilers and had recorded three points in his last two games.
Havlat's skate got caught as he hopped over the boards for a shift change, and he immediately crumpled to the ice in pain.
Doctors had feared the tendon was completely torn, which likely would have ended his season. Instead, Wilson said he expected Havlat to return for the stretch run.
"This is very fixable," Wilson said of Havlat's injury. "Frustrating, though, because he was playing very well, was right on track with how we want him to play."
The Sharks traded Dany Heatley to the Wild in July for Havlat, who had a no-movement clause but waived it shortly after being presented with the deal because of the desire to play for a team that reached the conference finals the past two years.
His start with the Sharks, however, has been less than spectacular. He missed the first four games as he continued to recover from offseason shoulder surgery, and has just two goals and 13 assists in 26 games. Last season, he had 22 goals and 40 assists in 78 games.
Forward Benn Ferriero was recalled from AHL Worcester to take Havlat's spot on the roster.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.