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Couture expects to be back Thursday

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SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 29: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks skates with the puck against the Anaheim Ducks at SAP Center on December 29, 2013 in San Jose, California.

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If everything goes as planned, Logan Couture will be in the San Jose Sharks’ lineup when their schedule resumes on Thursday.

“I’m ready to go in three or four days, whatever it is,” Couture said, according to CSN Bay Area.

The 24-year-old forward sustained a right hand injury on Dec. 19, but he wasn’t shut down until after the Sharks’ contest on Jan. 5 when it was decided that he would undergo surgery. Around the same time, he also found out that he didn’t make the cut for Canada’s Olympic team.

Couture was diplomatic after being snubbed, noting that “it’s an impossible team to pick” due to the overwhelming number of worthy candidates. He reiterated that point after the Canadians won the gold medal.

Now that his hand “feels good as its felt in three months,” he can shift his attention to other matters, like trying to win the Stanley Cup.

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