Couture was hit in the face by a puck in Nashville on Saturday and will miss at least one game tonight vs. New York. With Couture out, Patrick Marleau will shift to centre on the Sharks’ centre line. Keep an eye on Couture’s status leading up to the Sharks’ back-to-back on Thursday and Friday.
Couture (upper-body) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play vs. New Jersey.
Couture missed the Sharks’ game on Saturday, but is on the ice for warmups and is expected to be in the lineup in New Jersey this afternoon. Couture has 38 points (19G / 19A) in 54 games this season, including seven goals, six assists (13 points) and 2.21 shots per game in his last 14 games.
Couture (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Couture was a late scratch on Saturday because of an upper-body injury, but head coach Pete DeBoer said that Couture is feeling much better today and is listed as a game-time decision. Monitor his status as the Sharks’ hit the ice for pre-game warmups at Noon ET.
Couture (illness) will not play Wednesday vs. the Kings.
Couture did not travel to Los Angeles for Wednesday's game because they thought it best to keep him home as he gets over a bug. With Couture out, Melker Karlsson will move into the top-6. Monitor Couture's status prior to Thursday's home game vs. the Lightning.
Couture (upper-body) will play Friday win Montreal.
Couture left Wednesday’s game after being cross-checked in the head/neck area by Senators’ forward Mike Hoffman. Couture was on the ice for the morning skate and will centre the second line with Mikkel Boedker and Kevin Labanc on his wings.
Couture left Wednesday’s game with an upper-body injury, but traveled with the team to Montreal.
Couture left Wednesday’s game after taking a cross-check to the back/neck area from Mike Hoffman. It was dirty play by the Senators’ winger and Couture left the game and did not return. Despite leaving, he is with the team in Montreal, which is a good sign that he could play on Friday.
Couture (ankle) will be in the lineup on Wednesday.
Couture missed Tuesday’s practice after having a screw removed from his surgically repaired ankle. Despite missing practice, Couture will be in the lineup vs. the Senators. He has nine goals and seven assists (16 points) in 25 games this season.
Couture (leg) will miss the Sharks’ five-game road trip.
Couture underwent a procedure to close up an artery due to bleeding in his right thigh and will miss at least the next five games. It will be the Sharks final five games before the Christmas break, so monitor his status when the team gets back into action after the break.