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Sharks’ Couture expected to make ‘full recovery’ after surgery

Jan 8, 2014, 9:26 PM EST

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San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture underwent “successful” surgery on Wednesday to deal with a reported hand injury and is expected to make a full recovery, said general manager Doug Wilson in a statement.

“He will be starting his rehabilitation immediately and we look forward to getting him back in our line-up. No specific return date is set at this time,” said Wilson.

It was reported on Monday evening that Couture had recently been dealing with a hand injury, but that it would require surgery. Citing a source, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reported that Couture could miss three to four weeks as a result.

Despite the injury, which he had been playing through for several weeks, Couture, 24, has played in 43 of the Sharks’ 44 games this season. He’s scored 14 goals and 35 points.

He had been in the conversation to be named to Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team roster, which was announced Tuesday morning. He was left off the list of 25 players, although it was reported in the San Jose Mercury News that the decision was not based on his injury.

“It’s pretty, pretty disappointing to not make that team,” said Couture on Tuesday. “I thought I did everything I could to put myself up there. I mean, it’s Team Canada. It’s an impossible team to pick.”

  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Does any team ever come out and announce a surgery anything but a success? Just once I’d like to see a team say “our surgeons really botched this one, we’re going to have to get a do-over on this.”

    Of course with that being said, I hope Couture makes a full and speedy recovery.

    • titansrbeast - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:38 AM

      I wish my team would start going after Surgeons/Doctors instead of players. Enough scouting talent for on ice production, we need the best medical staff in the league. The rest of the teams in the NHL should follow this method, F*** players, get doctors.

      “And with the 1st pick in the NHL draft, the (enter bad teams name) select Schvitz Hellberg, Doctor out of Germany.”

      “OH MY GAWD, THEY GOT SCHVITZ!!!! THE REST OF THE LEAGUE IS CRINGING!!!!”

  2. operwapitsai - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    well enough corny jokes aside, my fantasy team is cringing. He probably played it out in hopes of making the team, and now that he didnt might as well take a break and get it fixed.

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