Logan Couture Returns to Sharks Practice After Collision With Teammate

SAN JOSE -- Sharks fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because Logan Couture returned to practice Wednesday morning.

Couture was sidelined at the end of Tuesday morning's practice after he collided with rookie center Rourke Chartier during three-on-three drills. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer didn't immediately have an update on the center's status following Tuesday's practice, but he indicated Wednesday that everything was OK.

No. 39 has three points (one goal, two assists) through six games so far this season, all of which were logged during the Sharks' five-game road trip. He made the early season highlight reel when he set up Kevin Labanc for the game-winning overtime goal against the L.A. Kings on Oct. 5.

San Jose was hit with early season injury woes when top-line staple Joe Thornton was sidelined after the second regular-season game because of an infection in his surgically repaired knee. The 39-year-old forward rejoined the team Tuesday after missing the tail end of the team's road trip.

Thornton has participated in both practices since the Sharks returned to San Jose, although it isn't clear when he'll next suit up for a game.

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