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Detroit Red Wings will be without Dylan Larkin for weekend

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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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