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David Quinn still is optimistic that Sharks forward Logan Couture will be ready by opening night.
Last Thursday, San Jose announced its captain would miss the beginning of training camp with a lower-body injury. In his own words, Couture said he suffered the injury “trying to skate and ramp up” for camp.
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When asked if he’d be ready for opening night Oct. 12, Couture could only say, “I’ll do everything I possibly can. That’s all I can give you.”
“He feels like he will be, but with the injury he’s got, you’re just not sure,” Quinn acknowledged last Thursday. “So we will go week to week, re-evaluate him after the next four or five days.”