A comforting vision for Detroit Red Wings fans was spotting Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin back on his skates and working out Wednesday afternoon at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
Larkin ended up suffering a neck injury when cross-checked by Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn during an April 20 game. The resuting effect was to cause his 2021 NHL season to be ended prematurely. Recuperating from the injury, he spent a few weeks home bound and wearing a neck brace.
There’s been some speculation that Larkin might not be good to go for the start of the season. Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman doesn’t believe that will be the case. He isn’t envisioning there being any setbacks for his captain.
“He’s progressing fine,” Yzerman said. “We expect him to be ready to go in September for the start of training camp.”