SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose Sharks rookie Logan Couture says the lower-body injury that knocked him out of a recent game is not as serious as he originally feared.
Couture missed practice Monday but hopes to be back on the ice soon. He left Saturday's game against St. Louis early in the second period.
Couture slammed hard into the boards and appeared to hurt his right leg. He had to be helped off the ice by teammates and is listed as day to day with a lower-body injury.
Couture has been one of San Jose's most consistent players all season. He is second on the team with 27 goals, the most ever by a rookie in franchise history, to go along with 21 assists.