San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture was not selected for the Canadian Olympic squad on Tuesday, likely due to the fact he will undergo surgery on his injured hand scheduled for Wednesday that will keep him out for three to four weeks.
“For the past several weeks, Logan has been dealing and playing with an upper body injury,” Wilson said in a statement. “Despite his efforts to play through it, the injury has not responded as we had hoped and Logan has made the decision to undergo a surgical procedure to repair the problem. While the timing of the procedure is not ideal, Logan feels it is in his and the team’s best interest to get the problem rectified now. Logan will undergo surgery on Wednesday and we will have a better update on the recovery time following the procedure.”
According to ESPN.com, the injury is to Couture’s hand.
Couture was selected ninth overall by the Sharks in the 2007 Entry Draft and played junior hockey for the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League. He debuted for the Sharks during the 2009-10 season and has 103 goals in 275 NHL games.
San Jose is already without rookie winger Tomas Hertl, who was leading all NHL rookies in goals and scoring before he was sidelined with a knee injury.