General manager Doug Wilson said Tuesday that Couture has been playing with the injury for several weeks and decided to have surgery when it did not respond as hoped.
Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in a shootout, and the Sharks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night for their first victory in Chicago in three years.
The Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 Tuesday night, closing the best December in club history with their 11th victory in 12 games.
The San Jose Sharks broke Anaheim’s 10-game winning streak by beating the Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night.
Carter Hutton made 36 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
The Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Sunday night despite recording only 13 shots.
Brent Burns got his first NHL hat trick and the Sharks ended a 5-game home losing streak to St. Louis with a 6-3 victory over the Blues.
The San Jose Sharks edged the Devils 2-1 on Saturday night.
Patrick Sharp scored two goals, Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist to lead Chicago to a 5-1 win over San Jose in a matchup of two of the Western Conference’s top teams on Sunday night.
Andrew Ladd scored the tying goal with 1:43 remaining in regulation and then delivered the shootout winner to lift the Jets over the Sharks 5-4 on Sunday night.