San Jose Sharks Captain Logan Couture Out Long Term

Logan Couture; 2019-20 San Jose Sharks
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 21: San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) reacts after scoring the game winning goal against the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by: Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The San Jose Sharks announced that centre Logan Couture is sidelined long-term with an ankle injury.

Captain Logan Couture Out Week-to-Week

The Sharks season has been nothing short of a letdown. Now, things have gone from bad to worse. Tuesday night in St. Louis, Sharks centre Logan Couture was in pursuit of a dumped-in puck. On his way there, he got tied up with St. Louis Blues defenceman Vince Dunn where they both unpleasantly crashed into the boards.

Couture dropped immediately reaching for his left knee wincing in pain. Not long after, Couture was later helped off the ice with 12:27 on the clock in the second period. Logan Couture did not return for the rest of the game.

So far this season, Couture has scored 14 goals and 22 assists for 36 points to go along with 18 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 49.4 percent Corsi For and a Relative Corsi of -0.4.

Over his 11-year NHL career, Couture has played for only the San Jose Sharks. He has 254 goals and 289 assists for 543 career points in 708 career games. He was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round, ninth overall in the 2007 NHL draft.

Looking Forward

The San Jose Sharks are not the team everyone remembers them to be. Usually seen at the top of the Western Conference with a commanding lead, nonetheless, father-time has taken its toll. Currently, the Sharks are sixth in the Pacific Division eight points out of a playoff spot.

Since the beginning of the season, the Sharks have been a field day for hockey media. Coaches being fired, return of long-time heroes, and now this. The Sharks captain has been the shining light in the dark times of San Jose. As a result of his injury, Couture could be out as long as six weeks with a fractured ankle. With the team looking for a playoff push, this certainly has thrown a wrench into things.

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