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Logan Couture feels Joe Thornton doesn't deserve to have the captaincy taken from him.

There's been some speculation that might happen after Thornton made it clear that he wouldn't waive his no-trade clause. The Sharks might have otherwise shipped him off to jump start their rebuilding effort. Instead, Couture is hoping the Sharks "come back a lot stronger, a lot hungrier" after blowing a 3-0 series lead against the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2014 playoffs. "It's probably the toughest loss I've been through. It was pretty devastating. It's really stuck with me the whole summer," Couture said.

Logan Couture C SAN 2 Months

Logan Couture has undergone hand surgery.

Couture sustained the injury during a fight with Kings forward Mike Richards during Game 6 of their first round series. Couture should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.

Logan Couture C SAN 3 Months

Logan Couture has drawn five penalties and three points through just four games in these playoffs, which has certainly helped the Sharks build a commanding lead over the Kings so far.

With such a potent power play, Couture's gritty work and sacrifice has come in handy for San Jose. The Sharks have converted on 4/16 power plays through four games, while Couture has had plenty of chances with the man advantage playing on the second unit with Tomas Hertl and Tommy Wingels.

Logan Couture C SAN 4 Months

Logan Couture recorded three assists in a 5-1 win against Colorado on Friday night.

His chemistry with Patrick Marleau has helped him rack up 53 points in 64 games this campaign.

Logan Couture C SAN 4 Months

Logan Couture scored a goal in San Jose's 5-2 loss to Anaheim Wednesday evening.

Couture now has 22 goals and 28 assists in 63 games this season. Defenseman Jason Demers scored the other goal for the Sharks.

Logan Couture C SAN 4 Months

Logan Couture scored a game-winning goal in San Jose's 2-1 win over Los Angeles Thursday night.

Couture now has 21 goals and 28 assists with a plus-18 rating in 61 games this season. Brent Burns scored the other goal for the Sharks.

Logan Couture C SAN 4 Months

Logan Couture returned to action on Thursday March 27.

Logan Couture C SAN 4 Months

Logan Couture is questionable for Thursday's contest versus Winnipeg.

"I'm going to take warm-up, I think, at least that's my plan, and see how it feels then," Couture said. "Probably 50-50." He sat out Tuesday's game in Edmonton after he blocked a shot against Calgary on Monday. The decision to play or not sounds like it will be left up to him.

Logan Couture C SAN 4 Months

Logan Couture is out of the lineup Tuesday night, earning a night off after blocking a hard shot with his leg on Monday.

Couture's injury is not serious and he should be back in the Sharks' lineup later this week.

Logan Couture C SAN 4 Months

Logan Couture was hurt when he blocked a shot during Monday's 2-1 shootout loss.

Fortunately, Couture's injury isn't believed to be serious and he even might be available on Tuesday. He has 19 goals and 46 points in 57 games this season.