The Detroit Red Wings are a perfect 2-0 so far in exhibition play thanks to victories over the Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres. And while they dealt with a massive setback in the form of forward Jakub Vrana being unavailable the next four months thanks to shoulder surgery, they received positive news on the injury front with two other key players.
Both Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi have been cleared to play, according to head coach Jeff Blashill.
Both players had their seasons cut short last year thanks to injury. Larkin was forced to miss the final eight games of last season after being speared in the neck by Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn, while Bertuzzi underwent surgery in April to deal with a back issue.