Report — Sharks’ Logan Couture anticipated out up to six months with broken ankle – ESPN

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  • Greg WyshynskiESPN


      Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer.

If the San Jose Sharks are heading to transform their period all-around, it will not likely entail captain Logan Couture for numerous weeks.

Couture is expected to skip up to 6 weeks with a fractured ankle that he suffered Tuesday night in the Sharks’ 3-two decline at the St. Louis Blues, TSN claimed. Couture was in a walking boot immediately after the sport. He awkwardly slammed his left leg into the stop boards in the 2nd interval.

The 30-year-aged center has 14 aims and 22 assists for 36 factors to lead the Sharks. Couture was named to the NHL All-Star Video game past week.

Sharks interim coach Bob Boughner hoped right after the video game that Couture’s injuries would be shorter phrase.

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“It can be big-time regarding. Even if it is really a few online games or a couple weeks … he is a captain, he is a leader, a catalyst for our offense,” Boughner mentioned. “If he is lacking out of our lineup, which is a major reduction. I assume that other guys are heading to have to step up in his absence, for absolutely sure.”

Couture has been just one of the few highlights for the Sharks through a annoying marketing campaign. San Jose has a file of 19-22-four. The Sharks’ 42 factors set them nine out of the closing wild-card place.

“It really is always hard when you see a teammate get hurt, but with any luck , he will come back quickly. Simply because we have to have him,” San Jose forward Tomas Hertl mentioned.