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Sharks’ Couture broke hand in Game 6 fight, will be ready for camp

Jun 10, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

Logan Couture,  Mike Richards AP

Right when you think the San Jose Sharks’ first round collapse to the Los Angeles Kings couldn’t possibly come with worse news, it does.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced star center Logan Couture would be ready for the start of training camp after undergoing surgery for a broken hand. When did he hurt it? Wilson spilled the details in a statement released by the team.

“Last week, Logan underwent successful surgery to repair a hand injury suffered in a fight in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Mike Richards. The procedure went as expected and Logan will be ready for the start of training camp.”

According to, 63 percent of voters said Couture won that fight so it wasn’t totally in vain. Of course, the Sharks blew a 3-0 series lead to the Kings  and lost in seven games. L.A. is now one win away from their second Stanley Cup in three seasons.

Coincidentally enough, Couture said he’d never be able to get over losing that series after being up 3-0. Having a broken hand to deal with because of it probably didn’t help his mindset.

  1. IB John - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    If only Logan had channeled the energy he showed in that fight into playing hockey, then he might be play right now.

  2. sjsharksfan11 - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Funny how people bash Couture’s effort when Marleau didn’t do anything each game except float around. Couture’s one fight was more than Marleau have in the whole series

    • crushed49 - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      Yeah, you’re right. His 3 goals and 4 assists don’t count for anything. But let’s add more penalty minutes and give the kings yet another power play….I’m sure really helped.

  3. broadstreetbeatdown - Jun 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    It’s all that steel Mike Richards has in his jaw.

  4. skr213 - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    At least Logan’s fight was real. When Zen Joe fights, it’s just for show with a nod and a wink (see his fight against Getzlaf). Couture shows heart and grit and desire – all the things Zen Joe and Marleau seem to lack. I’d rather see him wearing the C next year than either of those “stars.”

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