The Detroit Red Wings are going to be without their captain for the remainder of the 2020-21 season after it was announced that Dylan Larkin will miss the rest of the season with an upper-body injury.
Dylan Larkin’s upper-body injury will keep him off the ice for the remaining seven games of the Detroit Red Wings season, and he will have to be re-evaluated after, according to the Detroit Red Wings Twitter page.
The newly named captain will finish his 2020-21 season at 44 games played for the Red Wings. It has not been the easiest of seasons with the way that the Red Wings are playing through this rebuild, but with Larkin being done, he will get a chance to regroup.
Being the captain of this team is an honor that Yzerman felt he was finally ready to take on this responsibility. The six-year veteran of the league will be heading into his seventh year and second year as the captain when the 2021-22 season rolls around. Frankly, the time off might not be bad heading into the offseason.
Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin’s season has come to an end.
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The Red Wings are in a deeply rooted rebuild that is going to take some time, that is clear.
The team still has to do some work to piece things together, and the hope is that Larkin can stick around and see things through as the team’s captain.
In 2020-21, Larkin’s first year as captain treated him to a decline in production on a smaller sample size.
His 44 games played left him with 9 goals and 14 assists for 23 total points. As of right now, he is tied with Filip Hronek for the team lead in points as well, with seven games remaining.
While he has been out since January, the Red Wings are now without Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin. Coming into the season, Bertuzzi-Larkin-Mantha was the team’s top line. Bertuzzi has spent the season on the injured reserve, Mantha was recently dealt, and now Larkin is out.
Seems like a great time for Jakub Vrana to continue lighting the lamp, looking to prove that he is going to do some damage with the change of scenery and new linemates. The Red Wings will continue to limp across the finish line of this rough 2020-21 season but without their captain.
The hope for Larkin will be that his injury is nothing serious, and he will be ready to go by the time the 2021-22 season rolls around.