San Jose Sharks Get Brutal News On Logan Couture

San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture's 2023-2024 NHL season has come to an abrupt halt due to a persistent groin injury, as confirmed by team beat reporter Curtis Pashelka.

Couture's return to the ice after being sidelined for the first 45 games of the campaign was short-lived, with just six games played and one assist recorded. This setback deals a significant blow to the already weak Sharks, who now face the challenge of navigating the remainder of the season without their veteran leader on the ice.

Throughout the season, Couture has battled ongoing health issues, leaving him with limited playing time and raising concerns about his future in the sport.

At 34 years old, the forward expressed hopes for a return in the next campaign but acknowledged the possibility of a trade given his contract status and the severity of his injury.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Couture remains a cornerstone figure in Sharks history, ranking among the franchise's top players in games played, goals, and points over his impressive 11-season tenure.

The news of Couture's season-ending injury comes amidst another significant development for the Sharks, as they bid farewell to longtime teammate Tomas Hertl, who was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Couture, who has been teammates with Hertl for over a decade, expressed mixed emotions about the departure, highlighting the somber atmosphere surrounding the team. Photo Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports