San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture is expected to miss at least the next six weeks with what’s being called a fractured ankle.
Couture suffered the injury Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues after he took an awkward fall into the boards.
TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported the injury Wednesday noting that while he’s expected to miss at least six weeks, he’s being considered week-to-week.
Sounds like brutal news for Logan Couture and the Sharks. Hearing fractured ankle and a week to week, long term absence for the captain. Probably at least six weeks out but we will see. https://t.co/q2vMTBASw9
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) January 8, 2020
Couture, who was on pace for one of his best NHL seasons operating at a 66 point pace, was leading the Sharks in scoring. The loss of Couture is a major one for the Sharks, who are struggling to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race.
With 42 points on the season, San Jose has been a major disappointment this season and are currently eight points back of the second wildcard spot.
The club is now going to be looking for the likes of Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane to step up for them in Couture’s absence.
A rough six-week timeline on Couture’s return would put him with an estimated return of the middle of February.
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