Logan Couture

Couture discusses his Sharks future, frustrations with injury setback

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Logan Couture wants to come back this season. But first, he’ll have to get back on the ice.

The Sharks captain missed the first 45 games of the 2023-24 NHL season with Osteitis pubis, essentially a significant groin and abdomen and hip issue. He returned on Jan. 20 and tallied one assist in six games before the NHL All-Star break.

But even then, his deep groin issue was flaring up again.

“Just kind of creeping in. After that last game in Anaheim [on Jan. 31 right before the break], just didn’t really feel great for a couple days again. It got pretty bad,” Couture told reporters Monday.

How bad?

“I thought I was past it. But like I said, as I started to play a little bit more, got more sore and more sore and more sore. Even on days where I didn’t skate and off-days it was getting worse. That’s never a good sign,” he shared.

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