Detroit Red Wings captain @Dylan Larkin has undergone successful core muscle surgery and will miss the rest of the 2021–22 season, the club announced on Monday afternoon.
Larkin recorded a team-leading 31 goals and 69 points in 71 games with Detroit in 2021–22. The Red Wings recalled forward @Chase Pearson from the American Hockey League in a corresponding move earlier on Monday.
An update on captain Dylan Larkin.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 18, 2022
Playing in his seventh full season with the Red Wings, Larkin was on pace to surpass his career-high mark in points (73) and goals (32), both of which he set during the 2018–19 season.
According to Max Bultman of The Athletic, Larkin’s expected recovery time is somewhere in the ballpark of 8–10 weeks. Barring something unforeseen, Larkin should be ready to go for the Red Wings’ 2022 training camp.
The Red Wings will go without their captain for their final six games of the 2021–22 regular season. Even with Larkin, it hasn’t been an easy last few weeks for Detroit, which has won just four of its last 15 games.
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