According to general manager Doug Wilson, Couture (head) is close to being "all the way back," Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Couture missed the Sharks' final game before the NHL suspended play in March with a head injury, but it sounds like he should be ready to go if/when the league resumes its regular season. However, if the rest of the campaign is ultimately cancelled entirely, Couture will finish the year having totaled 16 goals and 39 points in 52 games.
Couture (head) is unlikely to join the Sharks during their road trip, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Assuming the narrative holds true, Couture will be sidelined through next Tuesday's game against the Avalanche at a minimum. More information on the veteran pivot's status should surface as he draws closer to a return to action, but the Sharks will certainly be missing some significant production up front.
Couture (head) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's clash with Chicago, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.
Couture has apparently already passed through the NHL's concussion protocol, but he's nonetheless still dealing with the repercussions of the puck he took to the face during Sunday's loss to Colorado. The 30-year-old pivot will hope to heal up in time for Friday's game against the Blues.
Couture left Sunday's game against Colorado and will not return.
Couture took a deflected shot off the face in the first period and immediately went to the locker room. The team said that he is being evaluated, so an update on his status could be available after the game.
Couture notched a power-play helper, three hots on goal and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Couture is on a modest three-game point streak with two goals and an assist in that span. The center has 39 points (nine on the power play), 120 shots and a plus-3 rating through 49 contests. He's shown virtually no rust since returning from a broken ankle -- Couture can be trusted in fantasy lineups.
Couture scored a goal on two shots, dished two hits and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Penguins.
Couture has scored in each of the last two games. The 30-year-old center is up to 16 goals, 38 points, 117 shots and a plus-3 rating through 48 appearances. He's showing no ill effects since his return from an ankle injury -- deploy the pivot with confidence.
Couture scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Devils.
In just his second game back from a broken ankle, Couture was able to play the hero. The 30-year-old center is up to 15 tallies, 37 points, 115 shots and a plus-1 rating in 47 contests. He skated 20:26 on Thursday -- if fantasy owners were waiting to see if he would be eased back into the lineup, it's clear Couture will likely see top-six minutes for the rest of the season.
Couture (ankle) was activated from IR, per the NHL media site, and will play against the Flyers on Tuesday.
Couture's ankle was evaluated following Tuesday's morning skate, and he was deemed ready to rock. This will be the 29-year-old center's first game since Jan. 7. Couture's expected to center the top line in this contest, flanked by Evander Kane and Kevin Labanc. Although the Sharks are in sell mode, Couture will look to build on the 36 points he has recorded over 45 games.
Couture (ankle) will be a game-time decision versus the Flyers on Tuesday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Couture's ankle will be reevaluated following Tuesday's game-day skate to determine if the world-class center is ready to return. Even if he doesn't play Tuesday, the Ontario native should be in action against the Devils on Thursday at the latest. If Couture is fully fit, he should slot into a first-line role and rejoin the No. 1 power-play unit.
Couture (ankle) will be with the Sharks for their four-game road trip, but he won't be playing in any games, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Couture has already missed the last 14 games due to his ankle issue and will now miss another four. With the Sharks' season going south, the team is unlikely to rush the veteran center back into the lineup. Barclay Goodrow should continue to see minutes in a top-six role while Couture is sidelined.
Couture (ankle) skated following Saturday's morning skate, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Couture suffered a fractured ankle Jan. 7 and has made his way back onto the ice just over a month later. The 30-year-old was pegged with a six-week timeline initially, which would take him until at least Feb. 20, and his return to the ice confirms that he's on the right track. Couture's next step will be joining practice in a no-contact capacity.
Couture (ankle) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 7, per the NHL's official media site.
Couture hasn't played in nearly a month and isn't expected to be ready for at least another two weeks due to a fractured ankle, and this move opened a roster spot to call up Maxim Letunov and Danil Yurtaikin. There still hasn't been an update on Couture's condition, but he'll aim to return Feb. 20.
Couture sustained a fractured ankle during Tuesday's loss to Blues and will miss approximately six weeks, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
This is a major blow to the Sharks' forward corps. Not only is Couture the team's captain, but he leads the team with 36 points through 45 games. It's unsettled how the Sharks will fill his top-line center role, but Tomas Hertl could bump to the middle.
Couture suffered an apparent knee injury and will not return to Tuesday's game against the Blues.
Couture went hard into the boards and came up holding at his left knee, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. He will be evaluated and more information should be available ahead of Thursday's game against the Blues Jackets. Couture has 36 points in 44 contests this season -- missing him for any length of time is a huge blow to the Sharks.
Couture scored a goal and collected an assist, finishing Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals with two points.
Couture's last multi-point was Dec. 14. He's up to 36 points but has yet to score a power-play goal this season, though, Couture does have eight assists. Sunday's loss saw the Sharks top center finish with three blocked shots, tied for the game high.
Couture scored a goal on three shots and had three hits in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Vegas.
Couture's goal four minutes into the third period pulled the Sharks into a short-lived 1-1 tie. It was his 12th goal of the season and third in the last five games. The 30-year-old has been a stable offensive source once again in 2019-20, providing 33 points in 38 games.
Couture netted a goal, added an assist and went plus-3 in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Canucks.
Both of Couture's points came in the final two minutes of the game with the Canucks' net empty. The two-point effort gave Couture 32 points and a plus-5 rating in 35 games this season. He's hovered just under a point-per-game pace throughout the year -- the 30-year-old is attempting to top the 70 points he produced in 2018-19.
Couture scored a goal on two shots and added three blocked shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
The goal snapped a three-game mini-slump for the center. Couture started the year as quite the set-up man, but he's now scored five goals without providing an assist over the last eight games. His scoring line is all round numbers -- 10 goals and 20 helpers for 30 points in 34 contests. He's added 86 shots on goal, 37 hits and 18 PIM in 2019-20.
Couture scored his ninth goal of the season in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday.
Couture's goal in the closing stages of the second period tied the game 2-2 and forced overtime after neither team scored in the final 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the Sharks fell short in the shootout. Despite the loss, Couture kept rolling and now has 29 points in 30 games this season. He remains without a power-play goal in 2019-20, but he does have eight assists with the man advantage.
Couture scored twice on four shots and was plus-2 in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arizona.
Couture got the Sharks on the board midway through the first period and added an empty-netter late in regulation to seal the win. The goals were his seventh and eighth of the season, all but one of those coming in November. His shooting percentage has ballooned from 3.7 in October to 11.9 this month, helping to breathe life into his goal-scoring production. The 30-year-old leads the Sharks with 28 points in 28 games.
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