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Sharks’ Couture injured after hit in head by puck

San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture was struck in the side of the head by a puck in the first period of Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in San Jose and did not return.

Timo Meier, Couture’s teammate, fired a shot that changed direction when it hit Colorado forward J.T. Compher‘s stick before landing on Couture.

The team announced during the second period that Couture, a two-time All-Star, was being evaluated further. The forward played in just five shifts, with 4:07 time on the ice, before the injury.

It has been an injury-plagued season for Couture, who missed 17 games from Jan. 9 to Feb. 23. after suffering an ankle fracture against the Blues on Jan. 7. Despite the absences, Couture, 30, still has 16 goals and 29 points this season, his 11th in San Jose.

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