The San Jose Sharks won all three games in their three-game holiday homestand, and won each of those without leading goal-scorer Logan Couture.
Couture left San Jose's matchup on December 14 with a concussion, and has not played since. With the team set to begin a stretch of five road games in eight days on Sunday, Couture is reportedly close to a return.
The 28-year-old was a full participant in Saturday's practice and centered Melker Karlsson and Kevin Labanc on the team's second line, according to The Mercury News.
“He looked great today,” Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer told reporters (via The Mercury News) . “Great energy, full participant. It’s a great sign and we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”
Couture told reporters he's not quite ready to say whether or not he can play on New Year's Eve against the Dallas Stars. He's taken his time in his recovery so far, and will continue to do the same.
"[I'm] [s]till up in the air. We’ll see how I feel today and then tomorrow do the same,” Couture said.