Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said he will know more tomorrow about how long center Dylan Larkin will be out with what is being called an “upper body injury.”
Twitter user Hugh Myron captured this video of Larkin seemingly in some pain after an encounter with Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg. It’s hard to tell exactly what happened here, although Larkin’s left arm, wrist or hand seems to be hurting him.
It might be something that happened earlier in the game and he is merely reacting to the game. He did have a fight with Kings player Phillip Danault the day before. It’s all speculation at this point. Blashill said Larkin was having further evaluations today.
Dylan Larkin out with upper body injury. Could be from this play where he collides with Silfverberg and looks to be shaking out his left hand. pic.twitter.com/cF5befbDHM
— Hugh Myron (@1hughmyron) January 10, 2022
The loss of Dylan Larkin for any length of time would be devastating for the Detroit Red Wings. He is having perhaps the best season of his career with 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points in 32 games. Larkin has missed four games this season, three for personal reasons and one because he was suspended by the NHL.
His stellar play in the middle has contributed to rookie Lucas Raymond’s strong start and Tyler Bertuzzi’s impressive season.
The Red Wings are not expected to make the playoffs this season, but Larkin’s leadership has at least helped the Red Wings stay more competitive than they were last season.