Logan Couture C SAN 1 Month

Logan Couture's unlikely goal ended up being the game-winner as the San Jose Sharks beat the New York Rangers 1-0 on Sunday.

That's his 19th goal and fourth GWG of the season, even though he's been limited by injuries. He could be a difference-maker for the Sharks in playoff seeding and fantasy owners in playoff competition.

Logan Couture C SAN 1 Month

Logan Couture had two assists in San Jose's 4-3 win on Thursday.

Couture has five points in his last three games. That gives him 18 goals and 25 assists in 51 contests this season.

Logan Couture C SAN 2 Months

Logan Couture scored twice in his return from a hand injury.

It was Couture's first game since Jan. 5. He nearly had a hat trick, but he had a goal disallowed in the third period on a close call. Either way, Couture should be productive for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.

Logan Couture C SAN 2 Months

Logan Couture (hand) will play between Patrick Marleau and Martin Havlat in his return to the lineup on Thursday night.

He has been out of action since Jan. 5 with a broken hand. Couture had four goals and one assist in five games prior to getting hurt. He has 35 points in 43 games this year and his injury probably cost him a spot on Team Canada for the Winter Olympics. "Last night, it was difficult going to sleep just thinking about how exciting it is to get out and play in an NHL game again," he said on Thursday morning. "It feels like I haven't played in like three years." It won't take long for him to make up for lost time and have a strong finish to the season.

Logan Couture C SAN 2 Months

Look for Logan Couture to be back in the San Jose lineup on Thursday.

Couture missed 16 games after undergoing surgery on his hand on January 8. He said that barring anything unforeseen, he'll be playing when the Sharks travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. Couture has 14 goals and 34 points in 43 games this season and should be activated immediately into your lineup.

Logan Couture C SAN 3 Months

Logan Couture (hand) will probably return on Feb. 27.

That would be the Sharks' first game after the Winter Olympics. He has been sidelined since Jan. 5.

Logan Couture C SAN 3 Months

Sharks coach Todd McLellan says center Logan Couture (hand) is working toward returning from his injury in the next four games, which are all at home and start with today's contest against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Couture, who was expected to need three to four weeks of recovery time after he had surgery Jan. 8, took part in a lengthy skate in the hours before Wednesday's 3-0 loss to Edmonton. "If he can do it, we'll be really excited and we'll welcome him back with open arms," McLellan said of Couture. "But I can tell you we will not put him in a situation where there's any risk at all of him reinjuring it or, putting him in a situation where another body part gets injured because he's not completely ready to play."

Logan Couture C SAN 3 Months

Logan Couture (hand) hopes to resume practicing with the Sharks in one or two weeks.

Couture has been trying to stay in game shape, but he hasn't done any puckhandling since undergoing surgery. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to return before the Olympic break, but we wouldn't count on it.

Logan Couture C SAN 3 Months

Logan Couture was out on the ice on Friday for the first time since he had hand surgery.

Couture isn't close to returning, but he does plan to be back on the ice Saturday. He has 14 goals and 34 points in 43 games this season.

Logan Couture C SAN 4 Months

Logan Couture's hand surgery was a success.

Couture is expected to miss the next three-to-four weeks. As it is, he's been dealing with this injury for about a month. "I wasn't practicing, had to numb it for games," Couture said. "It just got to the point where I couldn't do that for the entire season. We figured we wanted to be back for the end of the year, so we timed it this way." With the Olympic break coming up, he'll have an additional three weeks to heal up if he needs them.