SAN JOSE – Despite missing the third period of the Sharks-Canucks preseason game on Tuesday and sitting out practice on Wednesday, Logan Couture indicated his health is nothing to worry about.
The All-Star center left the 4-2 Sharks loss after setting up Brent Burns for a goal at 16:07 of the second period, with an upper body injury that prevented him from continuing.
“Just fell awkwardly and was told to take [the equipment] off,” Couture said. “If it was a regular season game I probably would have been back out there, but this time of year just make sure everything’s fine.”
According to Couture, the injury is not related to his offseason hand surgery. He is expected to rejoin the team for practice on Thursday at Sharks Ice.
“I’ve been told he’ll skate tomorrow, everything’s fine,” Todd McLellan said. “Just precautionary.”