San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture is reported to be ready for training camp after undergoing a successful surgery to repair an injury to his hand. The team made the announcement Tuesday.
General manager Doug Wilson said the following in a statement regarding the topic:
“Last week, Logan underwent successful surgery to repair a hand injury suffered in a fight in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Mike Richards. The procedure went as expected and Logan will be ready for the start of training camp.”
Exact details of the injury are unknown, however knowing that Couture will be ready to go come training camp is great news for the Sharks after suffering a terrible playoff loss in the first round to the Los Angeles Kings. Any good news will be taken at this point.
Couture had hand problems throughout the tail end of the season, however this particular injury was due to a fight he got into in Game 6. Once the Kings had taken a 4-1 lead, the Sharks were playing through some emotions that resulted in a rare fighter such ad Couture taking on Mike Richards.
The two went at it immediately following a puck drop and Logan landed some solid punches, most likely resulting in the injury.
In 65 games last season, Couture recorded 23 goals and 30 assists. Couture had three points throughout the seven postseason games, but was held scoreless over the last five.
Couture is expected to become one of the Sharks leaders in the upcoming season. Already a huge impact to team morale, there will be opening’s in leadership going into the 2014-15 season and I expect him to be wearing either an ‘A’ or ‘C’ at the start of the campaign.