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SJHN Daily: Hertl ‘Ahead of Schedule’, ‘Tough To Tell’ With Couture



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Good news for Tomas Hertl, not so good news for Logan Couture.

The San Jose Sharks centers, both out since the All-Star break with week-to-week injuries, appear to be on different paths in their recovery.

Hertl, who just had minor knee surgery, is “ahead of schedule”, according to head coach David Quinn. He’s not skating yet though.

BREAKING: Hertl To Have Surgery on Left Knee

Meanwhile, Couture certainly isn’t skating yet. The San Jose Sharks captain, who missed the first 45 games of the season with Osteitis pubis, essentially a deep groin issue, is back on the shelf with the same injury, with no end in sight.

According to Quinn, Couture has good days and bad days, but “hasn’t had a long stretch of, ‘OK, I’m feeling better.'”

As for returning this season, Quinn didn’t rule either out, but seemed more optimistic about that for Hertl, calling it “a possibility”.

For Couture?

“I don’t want to speculate,” he said, “tough to tell with his situation.”


In the latest San Jose Hockey Now Podcast, Sheng and Keegan discuss their final predictions ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline. They also revisit some of the San Jose Sharks’ recent deadline deals like the Jake Middleton/Kaapo Kahkonen swap, the Alexander Barabanov trade, and Magnus Chrona acquisition. Listen now wherever you get your podcasts!

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