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Dylan Larkin Recovering From Postseason Surgery



Dylan Larkin, Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin had surgery to repair an upper body injury after the past season. However, general manager Steve Yzerman said it should not interfere with his readiness for the 2024-25 season.

“I expect he’s training,” Yzerman said when he met with media to discuss next week’s NHL draft. “I don’t think he’s skating or shooting pucks yet, but I expect him to be 100 percent by training camp.”

Larkin planned to play for Team USA at the World Championships last spring, but had to pull out when it was decided surgery was needed.

“He had an injury, an upper-body injury that he was dealing with late in the season that we didn’t really think a lot about at the time,”  Yzerman said. “And then the end of the season, we do all of our testing and they get whatever scans and x-rays and things. He had to address that with — I don’t want to call it minor surgery, but he had to have surgery.”

Lyon on the Mend

Goalie Alex Lyon did join team USA and then cut his hand in a 6-1 win against Germany. That knocked him out of the tournament.

“Alex suffered a cut on his finger,” Yzerman said. “I think there might have been some minor laceration to the tendon, one of the tendons, but nothing that needed required surgery and it will heal fine. I don’t expect either of those to be an issue once the season starts.”

The Lyon report is important because, barring any major move by Yzerman, he will be one of Detroit’s two goalies in the 2024-25 season. His quality play last season, coupled with his $900,000 salary, makes him an attractive option in net.

Yzerman also said that the injury prospect defenseman Simon Edvinsson suffered at the end of the AHL playoffs was not significant.

“He was fine,” Yzerman said. “He left pretty quickly after to go home (to Sweden). There was no issues.”