Update: Couture manages to play for Sharks

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

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The 25-year-old didn’t skate this morning and looks to be a game-time decision, as CSNBayArea.com’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?