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Couture Has Successful Surgery; Placed on IR

January 9th, 2014 at 8:29 AM
By Alyssa

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San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson released a statement Wednesday, confirming forward Logan Couture’s surgery. The surgery was successful, and the 24 year old is expected to make a full recovery.

“He will be starting his rehabilitation immediately and we look forward to getting him back in our line-up. No specific return date is set at this time,” said Wilson.

Couture powered through the injury over the past few weeks, not missing a single game this season. He has 35 points and 14 goals on the season so far. He could miss as little as 2 weeks, but will likely be out of commission until after the Olympic break.

The Sharks' center was nearly a guarantee to make Canada's Winter Olympic squad, but was surprisingly left off the roster on Tuesday. Couture was notably disappointed by the snub:

It’s pretty, pretty disappointing to not make that team…I thought I did everything I could to put myself up there. I mean, it’s Team Canada. It’s an impossible team to pick.

Thursday morning, San Jose placed Couture on the IR, making room for defenseman Matt Tennyson from AHL Worcester. Tennyson debuted for the Sharks last season, but has played exclusively for Worcester this season. He has 10 points in 31 games.

Sharks host the Red Wings tonight at 7:30pm.

 

Photo credit: Dinur / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Tags: Doug Wilson, Hockey, Logan Couture, Matt Tennyson, NHL, San Jose, San Jose Sharks

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