Logan Couture left the Sharks-Oilers game on Wednesday at Rexall Place midway through the second period and did not return, prompting speculation that he may have re-injured his right leg.
After the game coach Pete DeBoer did not say much to reporters about the 26-year-old center, who was playing in his second game after a 23-game absence due to a fractured right fibula at the ankle.
“I’ve got it at lower body, and that’s all I’m going to keep it at right now,” DeBoer said.
Just prior to leaving the ice, Couture was with his regular linemates Joel Ward and Patrick Marleau and stopped in front of goalie Martin Jones with 7:08 to go in the second. Nothing appeared to be wrong, but he did not play after that.
Couture was hurt on Oct. 15 in a Sharks practice at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. He had surgery two days later, and played in his first game since getting hurt on Tuesday in Calgary. In five games this season, he has two assists.