Couture (lower body) won't play in Wednesday's season finale versus Vegas, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Couture will have to wait for the 2020-21 campaign for his next opportunity to see game action. The 32-year-old forward will finish the season with 17 goals, 31 points, 114 shots and 58 hits in 53 contests with the Sharks.
Couturier (lower body) isn't in Saturday's lineup against Arizona.
Couture will miss San Jose's penultimate game of the season, leaving him with just one more chance to rejoin the lineup, which will come Wednesday against Vegas. If Couture doesn't return for that one, he'll finish his 12th Sharks season with 17 goals and 14 assists in 31 games.
Couture will be sidelined for Friday's matchup with Arizona due to a lower-body injury and is in danger of missing the final three games of the year, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
With the Sharks well out of playoff position, there is little reason for the team to rush Couture back into the lineup. With the shortened seasons, the 32-year-old center has missed the 20-goal mark for the second straight year, but he could certainly reach that threshold again in a typical 82-game campaign.
Couture scored a short-handed goal on his only shot of the game in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Colorado.
Couture followed up an Evander Kane breakaway midway through the third period and cashed in the rebound to draw the Sharks to within 3-2. It was the 17th goal of the year for Couture, who has tallied three times and added a pair of helpers over his last five contests.
Couture produced two assists in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
Couture was dropped to the second line with Rudolfs Balcers and John Leonard for Wednesday's game. The 32-year-old Couture responded with his first multi-point effort since Feb. 27. He reached the 30-point mark (16 goals, 14 helpers) in 49 contests. The Ontario native has added 109 shots on net, 25 PIM and 54 hits this season.
Couture scored a goal on two shots, doled out three hits and added two PIM in Monday's 6-4 win over the Coyotes.
Couture snapped a 16-game goal drought Saturday, and he's now tallied in consecutive contests. The 32-year-old has 16 markers, 28 points, 108 shots on net, 54 hits and a minus-7 rating in 48 appearances as the Sharks' top-line center. He's produced just 10 points in 30 outings since the start of March.
Couture scored a goal on three shots and distributed three hits in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Minnesota.
Couture knocked home a rebound from his knees to get San Jose on the board early in the third period, putting an end to his personal 16-game goal drought. Couture hadn't lit the lamp since March 22 and had provided just three assists since then. Despite the dry spell, Couture still has 15 goals and 27 points in 47 games on the year.
Couture picked up an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Couture didn't miss any games after exiting Tuesday's matchup with the Ducks after blocking a shot. The 32-year-old center has gone nine games without a goal, adding just three assists in that span. For the year, he has 26 points, 87 shots on net, a minus-4 rating and 19 PIM through 39 contests.
Couture (lower body) was on the ice for warmups and is expected to suit up against Los Angeles on Friday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The 32-year-old was able to avoid any missed time with his lower-body issue. Couture has 14 goals and 25 points through 38 games this season. He'll assume his top-line center duties as usual.
Coach Bob Boughner has a "good feeling" that Couture (lower body) will be able to play Friday versus LA, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Couture suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot during Tuesday's loss to Anaheim, but it sounds like he's likely closer to probable than questionable against the Kings. Confirmation on his status should surface prior to puck drop versus LA, although it wouldn't be surprising to see Couture's availability boil down to a game-time decision.
Couture (lower body) was injured on a blocked shot in Tuesday's game versus the Ducks, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Couture blocked a shot late in the third period and wasn't able to get back on the ice afterwards. He remained on the bench, but head coach Bob Boughner is "hoping" the star center isn't hurt seriously. Couture had a couple of days to recover before the Sharks host the Kings on Friday.
Couture notched an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kings.
Couture set up Evander Kane for the Sharks' second goal of the game. The 32-year-old Couture is beginning to warm up on offense with assists in two of the last three contests. He's produced only seven points in 19 games since the start of March. For the year, the center has 25 points, 86 shots on net, 39 hits and a minus-5 rating in 37 appearances.
Couture posted an assist, four shots on goal and three hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Wild.
Couture had the lone helper on Evander Kane's empty-net goal in the final second of the game. March wasn't kind to Couture, who finished with just two assists in his last 11 outings. The center has 24 points in 35 appearances, but he was flirting with a point-per-game pace prior to this drop-off. Fantasy managers will likely want to ride this out, as Couture has shown he can perform better than he has lately.
Couture (upper body) will play Friday against Arizona, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Couture sustained an injury when he took a stick up high from LA's Jeff Carter in the third period of Wednesday's win over the Kings, but whatever he was dealing with evidently wasn't overly serious. He's expected to center the Sharks' top line and first power-play unit Friday.
Couture (upper body) was injured on a high-stick by Jeff Carter in the third period of Wednesday's game versus the Kings, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Couture was slow to get off the ice after the incident occurred in the neutral zone. Head coach Bob Boughner didn't have an update on Couture's status after the game -- that's not surprising, given how late it happened. More information should surface on his status prior to Friday's game in Arizona.
Couture scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 2-1 win over the Kings.
Couture finished off a pass from Kevin Labanc for the opening tally at 8:22 of the first period. The tally snapped Couture's season-worst five-game point drought. The center is up to 14 goals, 23 points, 75 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating through 30 appearances.
Couture produced a power-play assist and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 6-0 win over the Ducks.
Couture had the secondary helper on Erik Karlsson's third-period goal. The 31-year-old Couture has accumulated 13 tallies, nine helpers, 62 shots on net and a plus-1 rating in 24 contests. He'll look to keep his offense rolling in a rematch with the Ducks on Saturday.
Couture scored a power-play goal on three shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blues.
Couture tied the game at 2-2 just under eight minutes into the third period, jamming home a rebound on the doorstep. It was Couture's team-leading 13th goal of the year, but his first with the man advantage since Jan. 18. The 31-year-old leads the Sharks with 21 points in 23 games.
Couture scored a goal on four shots and added two PIM in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Couture's third-period tally brought the Sharks within a goal. The star center is up to 12 goals, 20 points, 56 shots on net and 10 PIM in 21 outings. He should continue to be a consistent scorer in a top-line role.
Couture registered an assist in Monday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche.
Couture earned the secondary helper on Kevin Labanc's game-tying goal in the second period. The assist extended Couture's point streak to four games, during which he's produced four goals and two helpers. He's at 19 points in as many outings this season as the Sharks' top-line center.
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|05/05||vs COL||W 3-2||0||0||0||0||16:34|
|05/03||vs COL||L 4-5 (OT)||0||0||0||-2||19:10|
|05/01||@ COL||L 3-4||1||0||1||-1||19:41|
|04/30||@ COL||L 0-3||0||0||0||-1||16:53|
|04/28||vs ARI||W 4-2||0||2||2||+1||16:55|
|04/26||vs ARI||W 6-4||1||0||1||-1||18:38|
|04/24||vs MIN||L 3-6||1||0||1||-1||15:35|
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