Skip to content

Red Wings' Larkin returns after brief injury scare

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin suffered an injury scare Saturday against the Florida Panthers after he was struck by an errant point shot and had to be helped off the ice 28 seconds into the game.

Larkin returned for one shift in the first period and took one faceoff but then limped back off the ice. However, he returned for good to start the second period.

He put together a gutsy performance after returning, scoring the game-tying goal late in the third period to force overtime in Detroit's 3-2 shootout loss.

Larkin has already missed 14 games this season due to injury. He's tallied 29 goals and 29 assists in 60 contests, sitting just two back of Lucas Raymond for the team lead in points.

The Red Wings have struggled mightily without Larkin in the lineup this season, going 4-10-0 in his absence.

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox