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.
Couture notched an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in a 4-3 overtime win over the Kings on Monday.
Couture's helper on Erik Karlsson's goal assured the former of his seventh straight 20-assist season (ninth overall). Couture is on a seven-game point streak, with three goals and eight helpers in that span. For the year, the 30-year-old has 25 points in as many games.
Couture tallied the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Islanders.
Couture extended his point streak to six games with his second straight overtime tally. During the streak, the center has three goals and seven helpers. For the year, Couture is on a point-per-game pace with five goals and 19 helpers in 24 appearances.
Couture scored a goal on six shots and added two hits in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the Golden Knights.
Couture has often been the set-up man for the Sharks this year, but he was the overtime hero Thursday, converting on a pass from Marc-Edouard Vlasic to seal the victory. The tally extends the center's point streak to five games (two goals, seven helpers). For the year, Couture has four goals and 23 points in 23 outings.
Couture provided an assist, three shots on goal and four hits in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.
The helper stretched Couture's point streak to four games (one goal, seven assists). Couture has 22 points in as many games this year, to go with 18 hits, 16 PIM and 54 shots on goal. He should be in fantasy lineups anyway, but especially when he's on a hot streak like his current one.
Couture produced three assists (one on the power play) in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Red Wings.
Couture's excellent playmaking continued Saturday, as he had a hand in all three of the Sharks' goals during regulation. The center is up to 21 points in as many games. He's registered two goals and nine helpers in his last five outings, a large reason why the Sharks are riding a six-game winning streak.
Couture tallied a goal on three shots and added an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Ducks.
Couture's assist came shorthanded on an Evander Kane goal, and the center later provided an unassisted insurance tally to confirm the result. Thursday marked Couture's third multi-point effort in his last four games. He's up to three goals and 18 points through 20 contests.
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