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The Daily: Red Wings Shorthanded Vs. Dallas?; Team Seeks Flyers D Pair



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On Monday, when the Detroit Red Wings will be trying to rediscover their winning formula against the Dallas Stars, they may be missing key players.

The Red Wings didn’t provide any information about the extent of captain Dylan Larkin’s injury.  Mathieu Joseph’s gloved-hand blow to the back of his head left him unconscious. The play happened in the Red Wings’ 5-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

It seems plausible that he won’t play. And it seems likely David Perron will be suspended for the flagrant crosscheck he delivered to Artem Zub’s head in retaliation. Perron received a match penalty for intent to injure. It seems likely the Department of Player Safety will come down hard on Perron.

Joseph and Larkin have history. During Detroit’s 2021-22 season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Joseph, then with the Lightning, drove Larkin head first into the boards with a check from behind.

In the third period, Christian Fischer fought Joseph as his way to stand up for Larkin. Both players received five minutes for fighting

Meanwhile, Detroit’s No. 2 center J.T. Compher didn’t play against the Senators. He’s officially listed as day to day. It’s unknown whether he will be ready to play against Dallas.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin  was helped off the ice after being knocked unconscious.
  • James Reimer comes back into Detroit’s goaltending mix with relief appearance.
  • Filip Zadina is the same player in San Jose as he was in Detroit.

Red Wings Next Game

Monday’s Red Wings game against the Dallas Stars Monday is more than a contest against a top team. The Red Wings suddenly need a win to prove to themselves that they are a playoff contender. They didn’t look like one in giving up a total of 11 goals in losing games to the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators. They have given up 18 goals in their last four games.

Hockey Now Network

Chicago: As hard as this is to believe, the  Blackhawks have won two in a row. Nate Brown has the details.

Philadelphia Flyers: Hockey Insider Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada that a team has approached the Philadelphia Flyers about acquiring their defensive pairing of Sean Walker and Nick Seeler.

Pittsburgh: Dan Kingerski writes that there a four people who can address the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lack of confidence and three of them are star players.

Vegas: Did the Vegas Golden Knights soften up the Dallas Stars or make them angry as they prepare to play the Red Wings Monday? Chris Gawlik writes about the Vegas 6-1 win over Dallas.