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Dylan Larkin Out 1-2 Weeks With Strained Oblique

The Red Wings star will be sitting out the next several games with a pulled muscle.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.