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Sharks' Couture participates in full practice: report

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San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture participated in a full practice on Friday for the first time since sustaining a fractured right fibula Oct. 15, according to CSN Bay Area.

Couture took part in practice for 40 minutes and wasn't on a specific line. He worked with development coach Mike Ricci prior to practice, testing out his ankle.

"[Couture] looked great," Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. "Obviously it's a process, and we're just starting to ease him back in to the group with his fitness and everything else, but it was really nice to have him there and I think it's a lift for the guys."

Couture had surgery Oct. 17. The original time frame for his return was 4-6 weeks, according to the Sharks. He skated Nov. 21 before a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in full gear for the first time since the injury.

"I was able to put my body in some different positions," Couture told the San Jose Mercury News after taking part in an optional skate Thursday. "I put more stress on the ankle area just to build up the confidence and make myself feel comfortable on the ice."

Couture has one assist in three games this season.

The Sharks host the Calgary Flames on Saturday at SAP Center (10 p.m. ET; CBC, CSN-CA).

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