Sharks Captain Placed on Injured Reserve Once More

San Jose Sharks defenseman Henry Thrun was activated off injury reserve after missing six games due to a shoulder injury, while captain Logan Couture was placed on injured reserve for the second time this season due to a groin injury.

Henry Thrun, the San Jose Sharks defenseman, has been on the sidelines. He missed the last six games because of a shoulder injury. But here’s the good news: he’s back. The team officially activated him off injury reserve right after he aced his warm-ups before today’s game. You can catch all the details on their Twitter.

But with every silver lining, there seems to be a cloud. The Sharks had to make a tough call, placing their captain, Logan Couture, on injured reserve. Yep, it’s his second time this season facing this setback.

Now, Thrun isn’t exactly known for lighting up the scoreboard from the blue line. But, let’s give credit where it’s due. In his first full season with the Sharks, he’s been solid. Teaming up with Jan Rutta, a seasoned defenseman, they’ve been a wall. Together, they’ve managed an impressive 2.19 expected goals against per 60 minutes. That’s according to MoneyPuck, and it’s the second-best on the team. Not too shabby, right?

With Thrun back in action, the Sharks now have nine defensemen ready to go. This season’s been a bit of a rollercoaster for them, health-wise. Despite the challenges, they’re giving new faces a chance to shine in the NHL. Thrun’s hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed; he’s clocking in nearly 20 minutes on the ice each game.

On the flip side, there’s Couture. The guy’s been having a rough time since January 31, thanks to a pesky groin injury. It’s the same issue that kept him out for the first 45 games. As one of the few sparks in the Sharks’ offense, it’s been tough seeing him sidelined again. In the six games since his return, he’s managed just one assist. Tough break, huh?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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