Detroit Red Wings will be without Dylan Larkin for weekend


The Red Wings will have to do without Dylan Larkin in Chicago on Saturday night and Sunday.

Coach Jeff Blashill said in his pre-game media chat on Saturday that Larkin was injured in Thursday’s game against Nashville.

“I would say he’s day to day,” said Blashill.

Larkin was involved in a collision towards the end of the second period and missed an early shift in the next period.

The Wings call Larkin’s injury an upper body injury.

It’s a big loss for a Wings team that has been challenged offensively all season. Larkin (four goals, seven assists) is tied with Bobby Ryan for the team lead in points (11).

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“It’s a good player, our captain, and he is a guy that takes minutes,” said Blashill. “Certainly five against five he was a big factor, but in the end we have to win as a team. We’re not going to win as one or two people.

“We’re stronger with all of our individuals in (the line-up), we sure understand that, but in the end we have to win as a team and we need a whole bunch of our guys who are at their best.”

The Red Wings called Frans Nielsen and Evgeny Svechnikov from the taxi team to the front.

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