San Jose Sharks: Logan Couture’s Health Remains Uncertain


Following an early departure during their last game against the Edmonton Oilers, Logan Couture’s health remains in question once again.

Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks have lost their last five games, and six of their past seven games. They’ve picked up just three points in their last seven and they’ve yet to emerge victorious through five contests this month.

If your Christmas wish was for the Sharks to dominate the Pacific Division through the month of December, you should consider asking for something else.

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If Logan Couture is in fact injured again, it would really add insult to injury, as the Sharks continue to struggle in many ways.

It would be especially deflating for the team, as Couture is not the kind of player you ever want to be without. His growing leadership role is critical to the organization’s success.

We all want No. 39 back in the lineup on a nightly basis, but I think we can all agree on the significance of his return to full health above all else.

In the past, we’ve seen athletes come back from injuries too soon, only to find themselves worsening their condition or simply struggling to regain effectiveness.

Hopefully this is not the case and Couture will be back very soon and in great health. His return to the lineup was noticeable as it allowed the Sharks to balance out their forward lineup.

San Jose could roll four lines consistently as Couture’s presence allowed players such as Joonas Donskoi or Matt Nieto return to their place amongst the bottom six forwards.

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Couture has played in just five games this season, notching two assists. His initial injury, a broken right leg, occurred during a practice at Prudential Center back in October.

Let’s hope this was just a minor setback, and not something that will see Couture miss an extended period of time. The Sharks might not be able to withstand his absence again as they are already reeling as they continue to drop points within the Pacific Division.