Logan Couture is questionable to play Friday when the Sharks, seeking to stay within the playoff image, host the Los Angeles Kings.
Couture was once harm Tuesday after he blocked a shot from Anaheim Geese defenseman Josh Manson overdue within the 3rd duration. Couture left the ice and attempted to stroll it off, however didn’t go back to the sport. The Sharks misplaced to the Geese 5-1, snapping their four-game successful streak.
Couture skated Thursday morning on the Sharks’ follow at SAP Heart.
“He thinks he’ll be OK for (Friday) however it’ll be a choice within the morning if he can really feel at ease sufficient when he skates on it,” Boughner stated. “However I’ve a sense that we’ll see him within the lineup. So, it’s extra of a the following day factor.”
The Sharks (17-17-4) entered Thursday in 6th position within the West Department with 28 issues, 5 issues again of the Arizona Coyotes for the fourth and ultimate playoff spot with two video games in hand. The Sharks play the Kings once more Saturday then host the Geese once more on Monday and Wednesday of subsequent week.
Couture has performed all 38 of the Sharks’ video games this season and is moment at the group with 25 issues. Couture has been slumping of overdue, with out a targets and simply two assists in his ultimate 8 video games since March 24.
If Couture can’t play Friday, Tomas Hertl would most likely turn out to be the Sharks’ No. 1 middle. The Sharks may just additionally deliver up both Antti Suomela or Fredrik Handemark to play middle on one in all their backside two ahead strains. Dylan Gambrell would additionally possibly take Hertl’s spot as San Jose’s second-line middle.