When Dylan Larkin scored his crucial third-period goal against the Boston Bruins Saturday, he was nursing an injury that could keep him out of Tuesday’s Red Wings game against the New York Rangers.
“We’ll see for tomorrow,” Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said. “He’s battling through some bumps and bruises, so we hope to have him for tomorrow, but we’ll evaluate in the morning.”
On Saturday, Larkin ended up lying on the ice, in the second period, and then skated doubled over to the bench. He missed a couple of shifts and then returned to the game. The Red Wings beat the Bruins, 5-4
In the third period, Larkin roared around a defenseman to score a goal that tied the game 3-3. It was at the end of a long shift.
“Probably gutted through that game on adrenaline,” Lalonde said. “Much-needed day off today that will benefit.”
The Red Wings are not recalling a player from Grand Rapids.
“We’re good with the 12 we skated with today and obviously we’d be comfortable going 11 and 7 also,” Lalonde said
Lalonde expects Fabbri to give the team a boost.
“We hope so. He has a good stick. Did a good job with his rehab. He worked really hard at it. I was told by our medical professionals he was a month out and it’s been probably three weeks and change, which is a good sign for us…“Special teams, top-nine, excited for the addition of Fabs.”