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Update: Couture manages to play for Sharks

Logan Couture, Ben Bishop

San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) watches Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop kick aside his breakaway shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Update: Apparently it was a false alarm, as Logan Couture managed to play against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

The 25-year-old didn’t skate this morning and looks to be a game-time decision, as’s Kevin Kurz reports.

“He showed up, wasn’t feeling real good,” Head coach Todd McLellan said. “We’ll see how he is at game time. He’s questionable.”

In grand opaque hockey update tradition, “wasn’t feeling good” could mean anything from an injury to an illness.

It would be a shame if Couture is indeed dealing with a setback, as it seemed like he was getting his game together lately. Couture scored three points in the last four games after suffering through a five-game pointless slump.

Mike Brown may draw back into the lineup in Couture’s absence. Kurz points out that Tyler Kennedy was also placed on IR today.

Here are what San Jose’s lines looked like this morning with Brown in and Couture out, according to the Mercury News:

Pavelski-Thornton-McGinn Wingels-Marleau-Goodrow Nieto-Sheppard-Hertl Brown-Desjardins-Scott

That’s a thinner group of offensive forwards, but maybe they’ll band together with pickings being a little slimmer?

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