We’ve finally got an update on the status of Dylan Larkin after he left the game in obvious discomfort late in last night’s game. Turns out it was indeed a pulled muscle, and the Red Wings’ top center will be sidelined for 1-2 weeks while he recovers.
Per Jeff Blashill - Dylan Larkin will be out 1-2 weeks with a strained oblique. Hoping closer to a week.— John Keating (@JohnKeatingFSD) February 2, 2019
This comes as a letdown after winning in overtime last night against the Toronto Maple Leafs with tonight’s tilt against the Ottawa Senators beginning in just a couple of hours. It’s a double-bummer as the Wings are still without the feisty Tyler Bertuzzi after the team’s last game before the All-Star break, after a hit in Edmonton sent him off the ice early in the third period.
The good news is that it’s projected to be a short recovery. Andreas Athanasiou will be replacing Larkin as center on the top line, so we’ll see what the third line will look like come game time.
#RedWings Blashill said Larkin has strained oblique and will miss tonight. Athanasiou will play center on that line.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) February 2, 2019