Red Wings announce upper-body injury for Dylan Larkin

Dylan Larkin winces in pain after a questionable hit from the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 22. (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)


By @MichaelCaples –

Looks like the New Jersey Devils’ aggressive play before Christmas may have indeed gotten to Dylan Larkin.

The Red Wings announced today that their 19-year-old budding star is out with an upper-body injury. He will not play for the Wings when they take on the Predators tonight in Nashville.

Larkin was the subject of a series of hits and physical play in the Wings’ 4-3 loss to New Jersey in Detroit on Dec. 22.

After that game, Wings coach Jeff Blashill had some choice words for the NHL about its responsibility to protect star players. You can read that by following the link below:

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