Couture, Vlasic among Sharks who played hurt

Couture: 'It's heartbreaking'

Couture, Vlasic among Sharks who played hurt
May 29, 2013, 10:45 am
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Logan Couture were receiving pregame injections at the end of the playoff run. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

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Few NHL players are 100 percent healthy by the time playoff hockey rolls around, as was certainly the case for this year's Sharks.

A day after San Jose's season ended at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, reports are surfacing that multiple Sharks toughed the pain to take the ice with significant injuries.

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While they're not making excuses, forward Logan Couture received an injection prior to every game after injuring his ankle, and defenseman Marc Edouard-Vlasic suffered a hairline fracture in his left foot in Game 4 that required freezing before each subsequent game.

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