Sharks Reveal Logan Couture Health Update

Another week of camp is complete, and it's another week that San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture has not taken to the ice. It's been looking very tenuous as to whether he'd be ready for Opening Night. 

But this weekend, finally some good news on the health front for the star center. 

Head coach David Quinn relayed that Couture told him that Saturday was "the best he has felt in a while," writes Sharks beat writer Curtis Pashelka. “Things are looking promising," added the bench boss. "You might see him on the ice soon.”

Could 'soon' be enough time to be ready for Oct. 12th, the Sharks' season opener? "If he can get on the ice and start practicing, that gives him two weeks, so there's a chance for that," he told reporter Sheng Peng. But the calendar doesn't quite jibe with Quinn's math.

Couture won't be skating this weekend, so even if he does lace them up and hit the ice on Monday, that'll give him just 10 days to be ready for the season. 

The 14-year veteran, and second-leading scorer on the Sharks last year, suffered a lower-body injury getting prepped for camp. And whatever the injury is, the Sharks coach noted that it's the type of thing that can easily be re-aggravated. 

“I’d rather bring him back a week late than a week early,” said Quinn. 

Bottom line: no guarantees for Opening Night, but things are definitely looking up for Couture. 

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